High Park Fire

An air tanker drops slurry (credit: CBS)

Colorado Firefighting Fleet Moves Forward In Senate

The Colorado Senate gave initial approval to establishing a state firefighting fleet to supplement a fleet managed by the federal government, even though lawmakers have not allocated money for it.

04/24/2013

Lightning started 87,284 acre fire in June 2012, 259 homes destroyed, 1 Larimer Co. resident killed (credit: Copter4 on June 22)

Leaner Forest Service Prepares For Busy Wildfire Season

A leaner U.S. Forest Service is preparing for another busy wildfire season.

03/13/2013

Copter4 flies above a home burning in the High Park Fire (credit: CBS)

Colorado To Resume Forest Burns, With New Limits

A year after Colorado’s worst wildfire season on record, which included a destructive blaze started by the state, Colorado officials said Wednesday they will resume limited preventive burning on state lands.

01/30/2013

The High Park Fire on June 14 (credit: CBS)

High Park Fire Caused Air Pollution In Fort Collins Worse Than In Beijing

Last summer’s High Park Fire in Larimer County not only destroyed homes and property, it also caused some bad damage on air quality.

01/29/2013

An image from Copter4 during the High Park Fire on June 22 (credit: CBS)

FEMA Gives Colorado $2M To Help Pay For 2012 Wildfire Season

Colorado is getting some help paying for last summer’s busy wildfire season.

01/06/2013

(credit: CBS)

Sen. Udall Upset Senate Shot Down Wildfire Funding

This past year was one of our worst wildfire seasons on record in Colorado. Even so, the U.S. Senate voted against a plan providing half a billion dollars in wildfire funding and Colorado Sen. Mark Udall isn’t pleased.

12/31/2012

Sen. Mark Udall (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Udall Criticizes Rejection Of Wildfire Amendment

U.S. Sen. Mark Udall is criticizing his colleagues’ rejection of an amendment he says would have fully funded the Forest Service’s Wildland Fire Management Account ahead of next year’s wildfire season.

12/29/2012

Ira and Donna Baker talks with CBS4's Ty Brennan. (credit: CBS)

Home ‘Rises From The Ashes’ In High Park Burn Area

It’s a first in the aftermath of the High Park Fire. Larimer County has issued a certificate of occupancy for a rebuilt home.

12/21/2012

Anne Kainau points to where her house used to stand. (credit: CBS)

Ministry Helps High Park Victims Find Homes For The Holidays

The High Park fire destroyed 259 homes when it burned in the foothills west of Fort Collins last summer.

12/13/2012

Michael Maher in court (credit: CBS)

Man Accused Of Impersonating Firefighter During Wildfires Pleads Not Guilty

Investigators say during the Lower North Fork Fire one of the men on the lines was not a real firefighter. He’s also accused of impersonating a firefighter during the High Park Fire.

12/03/2012

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