Firefighters in Fort Collins are battling a grass fire that broke out in the city’s open space on Friday.
A new report on the Black Forest wildfire calls the local fire chief a hero for his actions when the massive blaze broke out but the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office said the report is loaded with inaccuracies.
A report commissioned by the Black Forest Fire Department found it responded properly to a wildfire that burned more than 480 homes and was responsible for two deaths.
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.
A grass fire has ignited on Flagstaff Mountain in western Boulder, but there was no immediate word on whether any houses are threatened.
Summit County leaders met with Sen. Mark Udall in Frisco on Sunday to discuss the upcoming wildfire season.
A $23 million chunk of Colorado’s share of the nationwide $25 billion federal mortgage banking settlement is being reallocated to help provide affordable housing, including for residents of counties hit by floods and wildfires.
Colorado Republicans want the state to buy an aerial firefighting fleet to help combat wildfires, but it’s an idea Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper does not support.
Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper expressed support for legislation that’s been introduced to combat wildfires, including tax incentives for mitigation and funding to buy better equipment for firefighters.
Colorado lawmakers are considering increasing funds for the development of more affordable housing in the aftermath of flooding and wildfires last year.