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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.


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.


An image from Copter4 (credit: CBS)

911 Calls From Lower North Fork Fire Victims Released

The Colorado State Forest Service resumed control of the Lower North Fork fire from the Type 1 incident team Tuesday morning.


An image from Copter4 (credit: CBS)

Lower North Fork Fire 100% Contained, Evacuees Allowed To Return Home

Colorado authorities are allowing all remaining evacuees from the Lower North Fork wildfire to return home.


(credit: J. Byrne)

Wyoming Forest Supervisor To Lead Fire Review Team

Wyoming’s Bighorn National Forest supervisor William Bass will lead a four-person review team that will examine the prescribed burn that apparently sparked a deadly wildfire southwest of Denver.


An image from Copter4 (credit: CBS)

Crews Near Full Containment Of Lower North Fork Fire

More residents displaced by the Colorado wildfire returned to their homes as fire crews on Sunday fought for full containment of the blaze.


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

Search For Missing Woman Suspended After Human Remains Found In Burned Home

The search for a missing woman in the burn area of the Lower North Fork Fire has been suspended after human remains were found in a home destroyed by the fire.


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.


An image from Copter4 (credit: CBS)

Colorado Burn Plan Acknowledged Risk Of Fires Escaping

Planners for a prescribed burn that apparently sparked a wildfire in Jefferson County acknowledged there was a potential for fires to escape and cause a “significant threat” to nearby homes.


Copter4 flew over the remains of a home burned in the Lower North Fork Fire. (credit: CBS)

JeffCo Ready With Backup Plan In Case Reverse 911 Fails

The wildfire burning in the mostly rural area southwest of Denver was 45 percent contained Thursday evening. JeffCo acknowledges there was an issue with alerting all homeowners about the evacuations.





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