Black Forest Fire

Black Forest Fire (credit: CBS)

No Criminal Charges In Black Forest Fire — For Now

Investigators in El Paso County say there isn’t enough evidence to file criminal charges right now in connection with the Black Forest Fire.

11/18/2014

The DC-10 at the Black Forest Fire (credit: CBS)

Colorado Buys Fire-Spotting Planes To Battle Fires

Colorado will begin a new strategy for fighting wildfires in the coming weeks, deploying aircraft designed to pinpoint the location of blazes quicker after the first sighting of smoke with the aim of beginning suppression efforts faster.

08/20/2014

Alkali Fire (credit: Lauren Blair, Craig Daily Press)

Colorado’s 2014 Wildfire Season Mild Compared To Recent Devastation

After the Alkali Fire charred roughly 21,000 acres of brush and grass in northwestern Colorado last month, the state’s so-far timid wildfire season limped meekly through July. Colorado’s wildfire season in 2014 has been very mild by comparison.

08/04/2014

A firefighter battles flames in the Black Forest Fire in 2013. (credit: Colorado Springs Fire Department)

District Attorney Takes Over Black Forest Fire Investigation

The Black Forest Fire investigation is now in the hands of the district attorney.

08/02/2014

CBS4's Kathy Walsh talks with Dana Goldsmith at DIA (credit: CBS)

Colorado Red Cross Volunteers Head To Washington To Help Wildfire Victims

The Red Cross of Colorado is sending two volunteers to Washington state to help people devastated by wildfires. One of the volunteers flew out on Monday and CBS4’s Kathy Walsh found she’s no stranger to big fires.

07/21/2014

El Paso County Sheriff Terry Maketa at a news conference on June 10 (credit: CBS)

Maketa Sex Scandal Brought Up At Black Forest Fire News Conference

An ongoing sex scandal involving El Paso County Sheriff Terry Maketa became a major topic during Tuesday’s news conference about the Black Forest Fire.

06/10/2014

A firefighter battles flames in the Black Forest Fire in 2013. (credit: Colorado Springs Fire Department)

Sheriff Maketa: Cause Of Black Forest Fire May Never Be Known

Investigators believe they know where the Black Forest Fire ignited but they might never know for sure how Colorado’s most destructive fire started, El Paso County Sheriff Terry Maketa said Tuesday.

06/10/2014

El Paso County Sheriff Terry Maketa (credit: CBS)

El Paso County Sheriff Called On To Resign Amid Sex Allegations

There’s now a call for the El Paso County sheriff to resign or go on leave amid allegations he had sexual relationships with several subordinates.

05/27/2014

El Paso County Sheriff Terry Maketa (credit: CBS)

El Paso County Sheriff Terry Maketa Accused Of Affairs, Mismanagement

Three department commanders say El Paso County Sheriff Terry Maketa had inappropriate relationships with three subordinates, abused those who questioned the alleged affairs, and removed all oversight of the department’s $60 million budget.

05/23/2014

CBS4 Meteorologist Justin McHeffey in the snow-covered Lower North Fork Fire burn area on Tuesday (credit: CBS)

A Wet Month Of May Buys Time Against Large Wildfires In Early June

Inside the 2013 Lower North Fork Fire burn area there thousands upon thousands of scorched trees, but right now there’s also snow-covered ground, which is prolonging the wildfire season.

05/14/2014

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