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East Peak Fire (credit: CBS)

East Peak Fire In Huerfano County Destroys 9 Homes

Fire officials say a blaze in Southern Colorado is growing in hot, gusty weather and has destroyed some buildings.

06/21/2013

Lime Gulch Fire (credit: CBS)

Heat, Wind Complicate Lime Gulch Firefight

The evacuation order remains in effect in the Lime Gulch Fire burning in Jefferson County, and officials say the weather on Friday isn’t helping in their efforts to contain the blaze.

06/21/2013

An image of the Lime Gulch Fire on June 20, 2013. (credit: CBS)

Lime Gulch Fire Forces Closure Of Waterton Canyon

Evacuations remain in place for about 100 homeowners in southern Jefferson County due to the Lime Gulch Fire, which was likely started by lightning.

06/20/2013

U.S. Fire Incident Commander Rich Harvey shows the fire map on June 17, 2013. (credit: CBS)

Black Forest Fire Investigation Continues, More Allowed To Return Home

The Black Forest Fire is now 75 percent contained, and officials are hopeful the residents of the some of the worst burned areas will be allowed to briefly return to their property on Tuesday or Wednesday.

06/17/2013

Residents cheer on crews who have been battling the Black Forest Fire. (credit: CBS)

Crews Hope To Have Black Forest Fire Fully Under Control By Thursday

A total of 483 homes have been burned by the 22-square-mile Black Forest Fire.

06/17/2013

U.S. fire incident commander Rich Harvey shows the Black Forest Fire burn area on June 14, 2013. (credit: CBS)

Hopeful Signs Emerge On 4th Day Of Battle Vs. Black Forest Fire

Fire officials leading the battle against the Black Forest Fire say they are beginning to see some hopeful signs as they work to contain the blaze that has killed two people and destroyed 473 homes. Some mandatory evacuations were lifted Friday afternoon.

06/14/2013

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

Officials Announce On 3rd Day Of Black Forest Fire That 2 Were Killed

Two people were found dead in the Black Forest Fire on Thursday. It was only five percent contained.

06/13/2013

Kelly Werthmann with her family and the Partridge Family (credit: CBS)

Fire Evacuees Describe Running Out Of Home ‘As Fast As Possible’

Devastating wildfires have touched the lives of many Colorado Springs families last year and again this year, and CBS4’s Kelly Werthmann’s family is among those whose lives have been altered.

06/12/2013

The fire in Huerfano County (credit: KKTV)

Evacuations Ordered For Wildfire South Of Walsenburg

Approximately 200 residents were ordered to evacuate after a wildfire broke out in Huerfano County Tuesday afternoon.

06/11/2013

(credit: CBS)

Black Forest Fire Explodes On June 11 Northeast Of Colorado Springs, Burns Homes

A wildfire raging in hot, dry conditions northeast of Colorado Springs has burned between 40 and 60 homes, according to authorities.

06/11/2013

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