Black Forest Fire

Black Forest Fire Chief Bob Harvey, left, El Paso County Sheriff Terry Maketa, right (credit: CBS)

Sheriff Lashes Out Against Black Forest Chief’s ‘Shocking’ Report

The sheriff in El Paso County is lashing out over a report about Colorado’s most devastating wildfire.


Waldo Canyon Fire (credit: Steven D. "Smitty" Smith)

Homeowner Fees Recommended To Address Colorado Fires

A group convened by Gov. John Hickenlooper says homeowners living in high-risk wildfire areas should be assessed a fee, and officials should adopt statewide building requirements to mitigate damage from destructive fires.


A home destroyed in the Black Forest Fire (credit: CBS)

Wildfire Insurance Task Force Report Due In Colorado

A wildfire insurance task force convened by Gov. John Hickenlooper is scheduled to turn in its recommendations on ways to protect property.


Gary Sinise (credit:  CBS)

Gary Sinise Donates Money To Black Forest Fire Department

Actor Gary Sinise has made a large donation to help first responders who rescued people and fought the most destructive wildfire in Colorado history.


An air tanker drops slurry (credit: CBS)

Efforts Continue To Bring Firefighting Air Fleet To Colorado

Supporters of a plan to bring Colorado its own fleet of firefighting air tankers are continuing efforts to make that plan a reality.


Ian Hass and his wife admire the new wedding ring (credit: CBS)

Good News For Firefighter Who Lost Wedding Ring Fighting Black Forest Fire

A firefighter who helped battle the Black Forest Fire lost a treasure of his own while protecting precious possessions of others.


Wolford Elementary School in the Black Forest Fire burn area (credit: CBS)

Black Forest Fire Victims Return To School Spared By The Fire

Students in the Colorado Springs area who didn’t even know if they would have a school for a while this summer headed back there for the first day of classes on Monday.


A home destroyed in the Black Forest Fire (credit: CBS)

FEMA Denies Individual Financial Assistance For Black Forest Fire Victims

The Federal Emergency Management Agency has denied individual financial assistance for residents affected by the Black Forest Fire in Colorado Springs.


The Black Forest Fire burn area (credit: CBS)

Oklahoma Baptists Helping Colorado Fires Cleanup

Teams of disaster relief volunteers from the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma are helping with fire cleanup efforts in Colorado.


Sandbags in the Black Forest Fire burn area (credit: CBS)

Homeowners Hope Sandbags Will Prevent Flooding In Black Forest

Homeowners in the Black Forest Fire who are in the midst of trying to salvage items from their burned homes are now trying to protect what is left from flooding.