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Payments To Colorado Fire Victims Get Initial OKColorado 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.
Bill To Pay Lower North Fork Wildfire Victims Gets HearingRepublicans 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.
Friends, Family Gather To Remember Woman Killed In Lower North Fork FireFamily and friends gathered Saturday to say goodbye to a woman who died in last month's Lower North Fork wildfire.
Emergency Communications Show Firefighters Underestimated Deadly WildfireEmergency 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.
Remains Of Lower North Fork Fire Victim Positively ID'dAuthorities 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.
Lower North Fork Fire Victim's Family Questions Effort To Alert HerThe 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.
Jeffco Authorities Say Reverse 911 System Has Been FixedInvestigators in Jefferson County say problems with the reverse 911 system during the Lower North Fork Fire have been fixed.
New Explanation For Reverse 911 Failures During Lower North Fork Fire EmergesOn the day the Lower North Fork Fire started not every reverse 911 call went out as intended. Now officials are explaining why.
Lower North Fork Fire Included A Deadly Cascade Of MisstepsA 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.
No Forecast Requests In 3 Days Before Lower North Fork FireColorado 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.
Calls Show Residents Panicked Over Lower North Fork FireEmergency officials initially told confused and worried residents not to worry about smoke from what turned into a wildfire on the outskirts of Denver.
Lower North Fork Fire 100% Contained, Evacuees Allowed To Return HomeColorado authorities are allowing all remaining evacuees from the Lower North Fork wildfire to return home.
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