Wild fires

Changing snowfall makes it harder to fight fire with fire

(National Park Service)DECKERS, Colo. — Dripping flaming fuel as they go, a line of workers slowly descends a steep, snow-covered hillside above central Colorado’s South Platte River, torching piles of woody debris that erupt into flames shooting two stories high. It’s winter in the Rocky Mountains, and fresh snow cover allowed the crew of 11 to safely confine the controlled…