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Lower North Fork Fire

David MacBean (credit: CBS)

Community Shocked By Indictment Against Former Fire Chief

A former volunteer fire chief who seemed to care deeply about his community is now accused of stealing approximately $634,000 from his department.

10/18/2013

An image from Copter4 (credit: CBS)

Jeffco Officials Say Evacuation Order One Of The Best Ever With New System

Jefferson County has finished reviewing its new CodeRED emergency alert system. The system was put in use during the Bluebell Fire.

06/09/2013

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So Far Campfires Are Allowed At Many Campgrounds

Nothing beats the glow of a campfire, especially at night. But last year with a fire ban in place, having a campfire meant campers could be fined hundreds of dollars or more. Fortunately, this is not last year.

05/27/2013

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

An image from the drill (credit: CBS)

Genesee Conducts Full-Scale Evacuation Drill Ahead Of Wildfire Season

Last year’s deadly fire season in Colorado prompted a real-life fire drill in Jefferson County on Saturday.

04/13/2013

An image from the gathering at the Capitol on Tuesday (credit: CBS

Survivors Mark North Fork Wildfire Anniversary

Survivors of the Lower North Fork wildfire are marking the one-year anniversary of the blaze, but they’re not planning on getting any compensation from the state any time soon.

03/26/2013

Lower North Fork Fire (credit: CBS)

Colorado Approves Higher Damages For Wildfire Victims

One year after a state-set fire in Colorado killed three people, the state Legislature has given final approval to a bill raising limits for recovering damages incurred on account of government wrongdoing.

03/25/2013

Lower North Fork Fire (credit: CBS)

Lawmakers Push Wildfire Victim Compensation Bill Forward

A deadly wildfire caused by the state last year has prompted a bill that would provide more compensation in cases of government negligence.

03/14/2013

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

An image from Copter4 (credit: CBS)

Wildfire Safeguards Approved By Colorado Senate

New safeguards to prevent state-set fires from going out of control have won unanimous approval in the state Senate.

02/27/2013

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