Colorado State Forest Service
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.
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.
The Colorado State Forest Service resumed control of the Lower North Fork fire from the Type 1 incident team Tuesday morning.
Colorado authorities are allowing all remaining evacuees from the Lower North Fork wildfire to return home.
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.
More residents displaced by the Colorado wildfire returned to their homes as fire crews on Sunday fought for full containment of the blaze.
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.
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.
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.
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.