Bill McLaughlin

Julie Rasmussen (credit: CBS)

Conifer Couple Takes Action After Lower North Fork Fire Close Call

Although Mike and Julie Rasmussen could see scars from the Hayman Fire out their window, it was the Lower North Fork Fire that killed three people last March that got their attention.

06/04/2012

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

An image from Copter4 (credit: CBS)

Lower North Fork Fire 90% Contained

Crews building the last few miles of fire lines to contain a wildfire southwest of Denver were expected to face warm temperatures and gusty afternoon winds Saturday.

03/31/2012

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