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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)

Bill To Pay Lower North Fork Wildfire Victims Gets Hearing

Republicans are making their case to create a commission to pay victims of a Colorado wildfire southwest of Denver that killed three people and damaged two dozen homes last month.

04/30/2012

Lower North Fork Fire (credit: CBS)

Emergency Communications Show Firefighters Underestimated Deadly Wildfire

Emergency communications involving firefighters and sheriff’s deputies responding to a wildfire that killed three people in Jefferson County show they didn’t expect it to explode as it did.

04/11/2012

Lower North Fork Fire (credit: CBS)

Lower North Fork Fire Victim’s Family Questions Effort To Alert Her

The family of a woman presumed killed in a Colorado wildfire is questioning why a firefighter didn’t leave his vehicle and walk past a chain blocking her driveway to warn her to evacuate.

04/10/2012

An image from Copter4 (credit: CBS)

New Explanation For Reverse 911 Failures During Lower North Fork Fire Emerges

On the day the Lower North Fork Fire started not every reverse 911 call went out as intended. Now officials are explaining why.

04/05/2012

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)

Calls Show Residents Panicked Over Lower North Fork Fire

Emergency officials initially told confused and worried residents not to worry about smoke from what turned into a wildfire on the outskirts of Denver.

04/03/2012

An image from Copter4 (credit: CBS)

911 Calls From Lower North Fork Fire Victims Released

The Colorado State Forest Service resumed control of the Lower North Fork fire from the Type 1 incident team Tuesday morning.

04/03/2012

Moaneti and Sam Lucas (credit: CBS)

Couple Who Didn’t Escape Fire Remembered By Family, Friends

A couple who didn’t escape the Lower North Fork Fire was remembered Friday by friends and family.

03/30/2012

Moaneti and Sam Lucas (credit: CBS)

Community Will Remember Couple Killed In Wildfire

The couple who died in the Lower North Fork Fire will be remembered by a tight-knit community in Littleton.

03/29/2012

Jefferson County sheriff's spokeswoman Jacki Kelley on Thursday (credit: CBS)

Some Jefferson County Residents Weren’t Warned About Wildfire

Some residents in the path of a Colorado wildfire weren’t warned to flee. Jefferson County sheriff’s spokeswoman Jacki Kelley said Thursday the problem was probably caused by a software glitch in the county’s emergency notification system.

03/29/2012

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