Colorado Wildfires

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.


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Past Wildfires Guide Gov. To Better Protect Colorado

Seeing a wall of flames consume dozens of home prompted quick action.


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Colorado’s First Aerial Firefighting Fleet Is Born

Governor John Hickenlooper says it’s time to prepare for fighting fires and on Monday he signed a bill into law creating the state’s first aerial fire fleet.


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Bill To Help Colorado Disaster Victims Gets Held Up

Hope is washing away for Colorado homeowners who lost homes to recent floods and wildfires.


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

Bill Calling For Wildfire Help From California Draws Contempt

Colorado lawmakers are already thinking about the next fire season and are now asking California for help to boost the state’s fleet if it’s needed.


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Colorado Lawmaker Asking California For Help With Wildfire Air Support

A Colorado lawmaker will travel to California on Monday to ask for help with air support while fighting wildfires.


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Waldo Canyon Fire Victims Brace For Flooding

Once a wildfire has swept across the land, the big concern becomes flooding.


The Fourmile Fire broke out in the foothills west of Boulder in early September and wound up destroying 169 homes. It wasn't Colorado's largest fire, but it was the most destructive in terms of property damage in the state's history. (credit: CBS)

Boulder County Gets $1.3M Grant To Rehab Fourmile Fire Area

Boulder County has received a $1.3 million federal grant to help restore areas burned by a wildfire in September that destroyed 169 homes.


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