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Crews putting down straw in the burn area (credit: CBS)

Crews Perform Mitigation To Help Protect Greeley’s Drinking Water

An attack is now under way to prevent the damage done by the two recent wildfires from getting worse. It’s a fight to save the reservoir providing drinking water to tens of thousands of people.

07/17/2012

People living in Poudre Canyon prepare for heavy rain and more mudslides in the High Park Fire burn area. (credit: CBS)

Mudslides, Flooding Cause Big Mess In Fire Burn Areas

People living in the High Park Fire burn area are bracing for more rain and flash flooding as the current weather pattern is expected to continue through the weekend.

07/07/2012

The Poudre River was running black after debris and ash flowed into the water during Friday's heavy rains. (credit: CBS)

After Rain, Mudslides, Flooding Become Biggest Threats

With recent heavy rains and more in the forecast for the weekend, the High Park Fire and Hewlett Gulch Fire burn areas are no longer at an extreme risk for fire but have the potential for mudslides and flash flooding.

07/07/2012

Glen Echo Mountain Resort, Poudre Canyon Colorado (credit: CBS)

Colorado Wildfires Spur Rash Of Tourist Cancellations

Colorado’s raging wildfires have scared away many out-of-state tourists. Now local businesses are struggling.

07/05/2012

Mishawaka Amphitheater (credit: CBS)

Mishawaka Ampitheater Reopens Near High Park Fire Burn Area

The Mishawaka Ampitheater reopened Wednesday after coming close to burning down in the High Park Fire.

07/04/2012

Hollie Ellis sent in this picture of his burned home destroyed by the High Park Fire. (credit: Hollie Ellis)

Many Evacuees Still Don’t Know Fate Of Homes

While the Larimer County Sheriff’s Office continues to assess the damage caused by the High Park Fire burning west of Fort Collins, many evacuees are frustrated they don’t know the status of their homes and property.

06/14/2012

Residents leaving the Glacier View subdivision on Tuesday (credit: CBS)

Residents On Pre-Evacuation Order Well Prepared To Leave

Some new pre-evacuation orders were called for Tuesday morning for part of the Glacier View subdivision to the north of the High Park Fire burn area and residents CBS4 talked with said they are already prepared to leave.

06/12/2012

Evacuee Tracy DeFrancesco (credit: CBS)

Anxious Evacuees Search For Answers Of Any Kind

It’s been nerve-racking for evacuees of the High Park Fire knowing 118 structures have been damaged or lost, but not knowing which ones. All they can do is wait.

06/11/2012

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Firefighters Hope To Have Hewlett Fire Contained By Tuesday Evening

On Tuesday at noon firefighters said they believe they are just hours way from having the Hewlett fire completely contained.

05/22/2012

An image from the Hewlett Fire on May 19, 2012. (credit: CBS)

Crews Mostly Contain Hewlett Fire

The Hewlett Fire in northern Colorado that had forced the evacuation of dozens of homes earlier in the week was nearly contained late Saturday night.

05/20/2012

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