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Lower North Fork Fire

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

A man saves a scorched flag from a home destroyed by the Lower North Fork Fire March 28, 2012 in Conifer, Colorado. They are part of the State Wildland Inmate Fire team. The fire which has burned 4,500 acres has claimed two lives and over 20 homes. (Photo by Chris Schneider/Getty Images)

Colorado House Passes Wildfire Mitigation Tax Credit Bill

A bill to extend a tax credit for people who take steps to protect their homes from wildfire will now go to the Colorado Senate.

02/11/2013

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

Lower North Fork Fire (credit: CBS)

Lower North Fork Fire Panel Releases Final Report

A panel that reviewed the deadly Lower North Fork Fire, which grew from a prescribed burn on state land in March, says it’s time to explore raising a cap on state liability.

01/04/2013

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

A man takes pictures of a home destroyed by the Lower North Fork Fire March 28, 2012 in Conifer, Colorado. They are part of the State Wildland Inmate Fire team. The fire which has burned 4,500 acres has claimed two lives and over 20 homes. (Photo by Chris Schneider/Getty Images)

Colorado Giving $1.3M For Wildfire Recovery

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper is providing $1.3 million for recovery in the Lower North Fork Fire burn area.

10/14/2012

Lower North Fork Fire (credit: CBS)

Colorado Giving $1.3M For Wildfire Recovery

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper is providing $1.3 million for recovery in the Lower North Fork Fire burn area.

10/12/2012

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