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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.

11 hours ago

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450-Acre Elk Springs Fire 90 Percent Contained

Firefighters are making progress against a wildfire burning near ranches and oil and gas wells in northwestern Colorado.

07/28/2014

A barricade made with sandbags around a home in the Waldo Canyon burn area (credit: CBS)

Flash Flood Watch Across Southern Colorado

More rain is forecast in already soggy southern Colorado, raising the risk of flooding again.

07/28/2014

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Crews Battle New Wildfire In Northwestern Colorado

Single-engine air tankers are helping firefighters battle a new wildfire in northwestern Colorado.

07/27/2014

Alkali Fire (credit: Lauren Blair, Craig Daily Press)

Alkali Fire Could Be Fully Contained By Sunday

Firefighters hope to have a 32-square-mile wildfire in northwestern Colorado fully contained by Sunday.

07/26/2014

Alkali Fire (credit: Lauren Blair, Craig Daily Press)

Crews Keep Northwest Colorado Fire From Growing

Firefighters have kept a 32-square-mile blaze from spreading in northwestern Colorado as scattered showers fall in the area.

07/25/2014

The Alkali Fire burning in Moffat County (credit: CBS)

Colorado Wildlife Quadruples To 32 Square Miles

Fire crews took advantage of cloud cover and higher humidity Thursday to keep a 32-square-mile wildfire under control in northwestern Colorado.

07/24/2014

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8,000-Acre Wildfire In Moffat County Claims 2 Buildings

A wildfire burning in Moffat County has grown to be an estimated 8,000 acres on Wednesday and is zero percent contained.

07/23/2014

CBS4's Kathy Walsh talks with Dana Goldsmith at DIA (credit: CBS)

Colorado Red Cross Volunteers Head To Washington To Help Wildfire Victims

The Red Cross of Colorado is sending two volunteers to Washington state to help people devastated by wildfires. One of the volunteers flew out on Monday and CBS4’s Kathy Walsh found she’s no stranger to big fires.

07/21/2014

Sandbags line the streets of Manitou Springs (credit: CBS)

Manitou Springs Residents Brace For More Flooding

Sandbags line the streets of Manitou Springs as the small town west of Colorado Springs braces for another round of severe storms that could bring devastating heavy rain.

07/16/2014

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