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Ann Appel

Lower North Fork Fire (credit: CBS)

Payments To Colorado Fire Victims Get Initial OK

Colorado lawmakers are advancing a proposal budgeting $17.6 million for victims of a wildfire that killed three people and burned down two dozen homes in the foothills southwest of Denver.

05/02/2014

A man saves a scorched flag from a home destroyed by the Lower North Fork Fire March 28, 2012 in Conifer, Colorado. They are part of the State Wildland Inmate Fire team. The fire which has burned 4,500 acres has claimed two lives and over 20 homes. (Photo by Chris Schneider/Getty Images)

Bill To Pay Lower North Fork Wildfire Victims Gets Hearing

Republicans are making their case to create a commission to pay victims of a Colorado wildfire southwest of Denver that killed three people and damaged two dozen homes last month.

04/30/2012

Ann Appel is believed to have been killed in the fire. (credit: Appel family)

Friends, Family Gather To Remember Woman Killed In Lower North Fork Fire

Family and friends gathered Saturday to say goodbye to a woman who died in last month’s Lower North Fork wildfire.

04/15/2012

Lower North Fork Fire (credit: CBS)

Emergency Communications Show Firefighters Underestimated Deadly Wildfire

Emergency communications involving firefighters and sheriff’s deputies responding to a wildfire that killed three people in Jefferson County show they didn’t expect it to explode as it did.

04/11/2012

Ann Appel is believed to have been killed in the fire. (credit: Appel family)

Remains Of Lower North Fork Fire Victim Positively ID’d

Authorities have positively identified the remains of a Colorado woman suspected of dying in her burned-out home after a devastating wildfire that also killed two other people.

04/10/2012

Lower North Fork Fire (credit: CBS)

Lower North Fork Fire Victim’s Family Questions Effort To Alert Her

The family of a woman presumed killed in a Colorado wildfire is questioning why a firefighter didn’t leave his vehicle and walk past a chain blocking her driveway to warn her to evacuate.

04/10/2012

An image of Ann Appel's burned out home from Copter4 (credit: CBS)

Jeffco Authorities Say Reverse 911 System Has Been Fixed

Investigators in Jefferson County say problems with the reverse 911 system during the Lower North Fork Fire have been fixed.

04/08/2012

An image from Copter4 (credit: CBS)

New Explanation For Reverse 911 Failures During Lower North Fork Fire Emerges

On the day the Lower North Fork Fire started not every reverse 911 call went out as intended. Now officials are explaining why.

04/05/2012

An image from Copter4 of the Lower North Fork Fire (credit: CBS)

Lower North Fork Fire Included A Deadly Cascade Of Missteps

A deadly cascade of missteps combined with the vagaries of wind and fire produced another tragedy in the Rocky Mountains, new documents obtained this week show.

04/05/2012

A man takes pictures of a home destroyed by the Lower North Fork Fire March 28, 2012 in Conifer, Colorado. They are part of the State Wildland Inmate Fire team. The fire which has burned 4,500 acres has claimed two lives and over 20 homes. (Photo by Chris Schneider/Getty Images)

No Forecast Requests In 3 Days Before Lower North Fork Fire

Colorado officials monitoring a prescribed burn apparently didn’t request updated weather forecasts for the area for three days before it erupted into a deadly wildfire.

04/04/2012

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