Terry Maketa

A home burns in the Black Forest Fire (credit: CBS)

Organizers Want To Get Rid Of Black Forest Fire Chief

There is a move to get rid of the fire chief in the town of Black Forest.


U.S. Fire Incident Commander Rich Harvey shows the fire map on June 17, 2013. (credit: CBS)

Black Forest Fire Investigation Continues, More Allowed To Return Home

The Black Forest Fire is now 75 percent contained, and officials are hopeful the residents of the some of the worst burned areas will be allowed to briefly return to their property on Tuesday or Wednesday.


Residents cheer on crews who have been battling the Black Forest Fire. (credit: CBS)

Crews Hope To Have Black Forest Fire Fully Under Control By Thursday

A total of 483 homes have been burned by the 22-square-mile Black Forest Fire.


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Police Report Small Amount Of Crime In Black Forest Evacuation Areas

Police say they intend to find and prosecute anyone guilty of a crime in the Black Forest Fire evacuation areas.


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Rain Falls As Crews Work To Get More Evacuees Home

Firefighters are working to get more people back into their homes after authorities lifted evacuations orders prompted by the wildfire near Colorado Springs.


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Wildfire Evacuees See Destruction Firsthand

Residents returning to the neighborhoods they were driven from just days ago by Colorado’s most destructive wildfire ever are seeing firsthand the path of destruction left behind by the flames.


The meeting on Saturday (credit: CBS)

Some Black Forest Fire Evacuees Feel Left In The Dark

Wearing the same clothes for the last four days, evacuee Landon Phillips attended a community meeting on Saturday for answers.


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Firefighters Advance Containment On Black Forest Fire

Crews gained the upper hand on the most destructive wildfire in Colorado history Saturday and had more than half the blaze contained as officials prepared to lift mandatory evacuation orders.


Gov. John Hickenlooper  (credit: CBS)

Governor Names New Colorado Prison Director

A parolee suspected of killing Colorado’s prisons chief had a list with him when he died that included the names and addresses of other Colorado officials, the El Paso County sheriff said Friday.


U.S. fire incident commander Rich Harvey shows the Black Forest Fire burn area on June 14, 2013. (credit: CBS)

Hopeful Signs Emerge On 4th Day Of Battle Vs. Black Forest Fire

Fire officials leading the battle against the Black Forest Fire say they are beginning to see some hopeful signs as they work to contain the blaze that has killed two people and destroyed 473 homes. Some mandatory evacuations were lifted Friday afternoon.