Fourmile Fire

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)

Study: Tree Thinning Didn’t Slow Fourmile Fire

A study of a devastating Colorado wildfire says advance work to create fire breaks had little impact on the behavior of the blaze but did provide safe transpiration routes.

10/14/2011

An image from the exhibit (credit: CBS)

Fourmile Fire Marked With New Exhibit At CU

The Museum Of Natural History at the University of Colorado Boulder has marked the first anniversary of the Fourmile fire with a new exhibit.

09/06/2011

Residents of Sunshine Canyon dancing at the Labor Day gathering (credit: CBS)

Residents Of Sunshine Canyon Gather To Remember The Fourmile Fire

Residents of Sunshine Canyon gathered on Labor Day to relax and remember what they were going through one year ago.

09/05/2011

Charred buses at the Colorado Mountain Ranch (credit: CBS)

Man Recalls Trying To Save His Ranch From The Fourmile Fire

CBS4’s Stan Bush talked with a man who fought the flames last year to save his ranch. Mike Walker is hoping he’ll never see another fire like the Fourmile fire.

09/05/2011

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)

Rebuilding Is Slow 1 Year After Fourmile Fire

One year ago the Fourmile fire began in Boulder County. That fire on Labor Day weekend eventually burned 169 homes and more than 6,000 acres.

09/04/2011

Mud buried this car in the Fourmile burn area (credit: CBS)

Fourmile Fire Burn Area Still A Mess After Storms

The weekend doesn’t mean work is over for some homeowners in Boulder County. They will be hard at work shoveling mud off their property.

07/16/2011

Boulder Creek (credit: CBS)

Sediment Fills Fast-Running Boulder Creek

Boulder officials are reminding residents and visitors to be cautious in the wake of Wednesday night’s strong storms.

07/14/2011

Minor flooding in the Fourmile Fire burn area in May. (credit: CBS)

Debris Flows Close Roads In Fourmile Canyon

Debris flows from heavy rain forced officials to close several roads in the Fourmile Canyon burn area on Wednesday evening.

07/13/2011

Minor flooding in the Fourmile Fire burn area in May. (credit: CBS)

Fourmile Canyon Closed Because Of Debris 6 Feet Deep

Strong storms and heavy rain washed debris into the Fourmile Canyon area where the Fourmile fire burned 6,000 acres last fall. The canyon was closed between 5900 and 8000 in the Wall Street area Thursday at about 8 p.m.

07/07/2011

Jack Thompson talks with CBS4's Alan Gionet about the damage done on his property by the Fourmile Fire. (credit: CBS)

Insurance Surprises Emerge Following Fourmile Destruction

Many people are still without homes to replace those they lost in last year’s devastating Fourmile Fire. For some, the rebuilding isn’t complete because insurance companies no longer pay true full replacement cost.

06/11/2011

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