Colorado Pays Nearly $18 Million To Wildfire Victims
DENVER (AP) – People impacted by a 2012 Colorado wildfire started by the state have gotten their compensation payments from the government.
The payments disbursed this week total nearly $18 million for about nearly two dozen parties with outstanding claims from the Lower North Fork Fire. The fire near Conifer grew out of a prescribed burn, making the state liable for damages.
The wildfire killed three people and burned two dozen homes.
State lawmakers this year approved legislation to set aside the money and pay victims.
Latest Wildfire Reports
- Evacuation Notifications Lifted For Larimer County Wildfire
- Homes Evacuated In Red Feather Lakes Area Due To Wildfire
- Fort Carson Team In Washington State To Battle Wildfires
- Wildfire Danger Continues To Grow In Colorado
- Rifle Range Fire In Grand County 80 Percent Contained
- ‘The Wind Is Not Helping’ The Stubborn Rifle Range Fire In Grand County
– Visit CBSDenver.com’s Living With Wildfire section.
Wildfire Photo Galleries
(© Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)