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Gov. John Hickenlooper meets with evacuees from the Lower North Fork Fire on Thursday afternoon. (credit: CBS)

Hickenlooper: Devastation From Flames ‘Sobering’

Gov. John Hickenlooper toured the devastation from the Lower North Fork Fire from a helicopter on Thursday and met with those who have been forced from their homes.


An image from Copter4 of a home lost in the Lower North Fork Fire (credit: CBS)

Lower North Fork Fire 45 Percent Contained

The wildfire burning in the mostly rural area southwest of Denver was 45 percent contained Thursday evening.


An image from Copter4 (credit: CBS)

Crews Achieve 15 Percent Containment On Lower North Fork Fire

Bolstered by reinforcements, fire crews were focusing Wednesday on building containment lines around the 7-square-mile wildfire that destroyed dozens of homes in the mountains southwest of Denver and may have claimed two lives.


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Hickenlooper Stops Prescribed Burns After Lower North Fork Fire

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper has suspended the use of state prescribed burns like the one that may have caused a deadly wildfire that destroyed dozens of homes near Denver.


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Questions & Answers About Colorado Wildfire Liability

Residents and officials affected by the Lower North Fork wildfire are asking who might pay if it is found that a prescribed burn set by the Colorado State Forest Service ignited the blaze.


An image from Copter4 of a home lost in the Lower North Fork Fire (credit: CBS)

Lower North Fork Fire Claims 2 Lives, At Least 23 Homes Destroyed

The Lower North Fork Fire has destroyed at least 16 homes and left two people dead, authorities said Tuesday. Authorities have now identified the bodies as husband and wife.


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Fire Truck Burned In Colorado Wildfire To Be Replaced

A volunteer fire department that lost one of its engines during a large grass fire in eastern Colorado last weekend is getting a replacement.


The Fourmile Fire broke out in the foothills west of Boulder in early September 2011 and wound up destroying 169 homes. It was determined that a volunteer firefighter was responsible for the start of the blaze. The 70-year-old had been burning brush on his property in a fire pit and a few days later the fire pit apparently reignited because it wasn't fully extinguished. No charges were filed by the Boulder County District Attorney. (credit: CBS)

Feds Reimburse Colorado For Firefighting Costs

The Federal Emergency Management Agency is reimbursing the Colorado State Forest Service for 75 percent of the cost of the Fourmile Canyon and Reservoir fires.


Blind Spots Hurt Colorado Emergency Radio Network

A statewide radio network for Colorado emergency responders doesn’t work as well as planners hoped because of blind spots in the mountains.


Lodgepole pines (credit: CBS)

Bark Beetle Infestation At 4M Acres In Colo., Wyo.

U.S. Forest Service officials say the bark beetle epidemic has now infested 4 million acres in Colorado and southern Wyoming, after spreading to 400,000 new acres last year.




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