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An image from Copter4 of a home lost in the Lower North Fork Fire (credit: CBS)

Colorado Pays Nearly $18 Million To Wildfire Victims

People impacted by a 2012 Colorado wildfire started by the state have gotten their compensation payments from the government.

07/29/2014

Lower North Fork Fire (credit: CBS)

Judge Rejects Broad Claims In Deadly North Fork Fire

A judge in Golden has rejected broad claims against the state by Coloradoans affected by a 2012 blaze that forestry officials started as a controlled burn, but negligence claims can go ahead.

02/19/2014

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

An image from Copter4 (credit: CBS)

Audio: Firefighters Thought They Had More Time

Firefighters battling a wildfire in the foothills near Denver misjudged how long it would take to reach nearby homes.

04/11/2012

An image from Copter4 (credit: CBS)

Colorado Burn Plan Acknowledged Risk Of Fires Escaping

Planners for a prescribed burn that apparently sparked a wildfire in Jefferson County acknowledged there was a potential for fires to escape and cause a “significant threat” to nearby homes.

03/30/2012

Copter4 flew over the remains of a home burned in the Lower North Fork Fire. (credit: CBS)

JeffCo Ready With Backup Plan In Case Reverse 911 Fails

The wildfire burning in the mostly rural area southwest of Denver was 45 percent contained Thursday evening. JeffCo acknowledges there was an issue with alerting all homeowners about the evacuations.

03/29/2012

Gov. John Hickenlooper meets with evacuees from the Lower North Fork Fire on Thursday afternoon. (credit: CBS)

Hickenlooper: Devastation From Flames ‘Sobering’

Gov. John Hickenlooper toured the devastation from the Lower North Fork Fire from a helicopter on Thursday and met with those who have been forced from their homes.

03/29/2012

An image from Copter4 of a home lost in the Lower North Fork Fire (credit: CBS)

Lower North Fork Fire 45 Percent Contained

The wildfire burning in the mostly rural area southwest of Denver was 45 percent contained Thursday evening.

03/29/2012

An image from Copter4 (credit: CBS)

Crews Achieve 15 Percent Containment On Lower North Fork Fire

Bolstered by reinforcements, fire crews were focusing Wednesday on building containment lines around the 7-square-mile wildfire that destroyed dozens of homes in the mountains southwest of Denver and may have claimed two lives.

03/28/2012

(credit: J. Byrne)

Questions & Answers About Colorado Wildfire Liability

Residents and officials affected by the Lower North Fork wildfire are asking who might pay if it is found that a prescribed burn set by the Colorado State Forest Service ignited the blaze.

03/28/2012

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