Strong winds could have rapidly spread several grass fires intentionally set in Jefferson County.
Colorado’s recent fires and floods are dominating lawmakers’ attention in the early days of the legislative session – and so far, measures addressing natural disasters seem to be uniting the parties.
Authorities are investigating after they say seven grass fires were intentionally set on Monday.
Gov. John Hickenlooper harkened back to a year of tragedy, massive wildfires and historic floods during his annual State of the State address Thursday.
Proposals providing tax relief for people who lost their properties during the September floods and incentives for wildfire mitigation are among the first bills of the Colorado legislative session.
The El Paso County sheriff has released a timeline of the fatal Black Forest wildfire that contradicts a description released by the local fire department.
Investigators say they have identified a suspect in more than two dozen fires intentionally set in Teller County in 2012.
Governors from several Western states told federal officials on Thursday they are prepared to take on more responsibility for fighting wildfires.
Officials announced on Wednesday that they plan to reopen Royal Gorge Bridge and Park on March 15 on a limited basis.
Leaders from around the West convened a two-day meeting on Wednesday in Las Vegas to discuss land use, wildfires and environmental conservation.