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Black Forest Fire

AWW: Community Replaces Firefighter's Missing Wedding Ring

Posted 09.04.2013 | Weddings

One Colorado firefighter was so focused on fighting the Black Forest fire in June that he didn't notice his wedding ring slip off. But according to...

Road Collapses In Black Forest Fire Area

AP | Posted 08.05.2013 | Denver

MONUMENT, Colo. -- People who live in an area near Colorado Springs that saw the most destructive wildfire in state history are trying to figure out h...

Black Forest Fire: 486 Homes Destroyed, More Than $85M In Damage

Posted 07.10.2013 | Denver

On Tuesday, the El Paso County Assessor's Office released updated numbers on the number of homes destroyed and the millions of dollars in damages that...

Colo. Woman Arrested In Front Of Her Burned Down Home Lost In Wildfire

AP | Posted 08.28.2013 | Denver

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — A woman who lost her home in Colorado's most destructive wildfire was arrested on a warrant for a traffic violation as...

As the World Burns...

William S. Becker | Posted 08.24.2013 | Green
William S. Becker

After flying over one of Colorado's massive wildfires in the summer of 2002, then-Governor Bill Owens told reporters "it looks as if all of Colorad...

New Wildfires Continue To Rage In Colorado

Posted 06.23.2013 | Denver

Several wildfires continued to burn into Colorado's landscape and resources Thursday and Friday, keeping some of the state's mountain-dwelling residen...

Homes Evacuated As Wildfire Flares Near Denver

AP | IVAN MORENO | Posted 08.20.2013 | Denver

EVERGREEN, Colo. — Firefighters attacked dozens of blazes in Western states where hot and windy conditions persisted Thursday, including two bla...

BREAKING: New Wildfire Prompts Evacuation Of Homes

Posted 06.20.2013 | Denver

A new Colorado wildfire in Jefferson County has prompted a level-three evacuation for residents. Residents within a three-mile radius of the Lime ...

BREAKING: New Wildfire Prompts Evacuation Of Homes

Posted 06.19.2013 | Denver

A new Colorado wildfire in Jefferson County has prompted a level-three evacuation for residents. Residents within a three-mile radius of the Chair...

Federal Funding For Fire Prevention Going Up In Flames

AP | NICHOLAS RICCARDI and MEAD GRUVER | Posted 08.19.2013 | Denver

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — As the West battles one catastrophic wildfire after another, the federal government is spending less and less on its m...

Black Forest Fire Victims Identified

AP | IVAN MORENO | Posted 08.19.2013 | Denver

EVERGREEN, Colo. — A new wildfire in the foothills southwest of Denver forced the evacuation of dozens of homes Wednesday as hot and windy condi...

Wildfire Task Force Considers Limits For Homeowners In Burn Zones

Posted 08.18.2013 | Denver

As firefighting crews continue to tackle what has become the state's most destructive fire in Colorado history, a wildfire task force created by Gover...

Solheim Cup To Donate To Firefighters

AP | EDDIE PELLS | Posted 08.17.2013 | Denver

PARKER, Colo. -- Never afraid to let a tear or two drop, U.S. Solheim Cup captain Meg Mallon did, indeed, get choked up when asked about the fundraisi...

Firefighters Expect To Have Control Of Black Forest Fire This Week

AP | P. SOLOMON BANDA | Posted 08.17.2013 | Denver

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Rain helped firefighters douse Colorado's most destructive wildfire in state history, while a new wind-whipped blaze i...

Black Forest Fire Evacuees See Destruction Firsthand

AP | THOMAS PEIPERT | Posted 08.16.2013 | Denver

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — With evacuees anxious to return, firefighters worked Sunday to dig up and extinguish hot spots to protect homes spared...

Some Evacuations Lifted As Crews Advance Against Black Forest Fire

AP | P. SOLOMON BANDA | Posted 08.15.2013 | Denver

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Crews gained the upper hand on the most destructive wildfire in Colorado history Saturday and had more than half the b...

WATCH: Black Forest Firefighters Save Family Home

The Colorado Independent | Tessa Cheek | Posted 06.14.2013 | Denver

From The Colorado Independent's Tessa Cheek. In this rare behind-evacuated-lines perspective, Steve Schopper, an Audio/ Visual Specialist for the C...

'I Could See The Fire From My House'

Isabel Song | Posted 08.14.2013 | Teen
Isabel Song

I have to admit the entire thing is surreal. It's one thing to be fire hours away from it, but it's a completely different experience wondering if your friends' homes have been one of the unfortunate.

2 Dead In Black Forest Fire

AP | DAN ELLIOTT | Posted 08.14.2013 | Denver

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Authorities lifted evacuations in a wide swath of terrain outside Colorado Springs on Friday as they said a surprise r...

2 Found Dead In Black Forest Fire Area

Posted 08.13.2013 | Denver

The remains of two people have been found in an area burned by the Black Forest Fire, according to El Paso County Sheriff Terry Maketa. They have ...

Colorado Fire Most Destructive In State History

AP | NICHOLAS RICCARDI | Posted 08.13.2013 | Denver

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — A voracious wildfire driven in all directions by shifting winds has killed two people and destroyed at least 360 homes...

Black Forest Fire Destroys More Than 90 Homes

Reuters | Posted 08.13.2013 | Denver

(Adds disaster declarations from governor, paragraph 8) By Keith Coffman COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., June 12 (Reuters) - A ...

Boulder Enacts Fire Ban

The Boulder Daily Camera | MITCHELL BYARS | Posted 08.12.2013 | Denver

After a string of 90-degree days and with wildfires springing up across the state, Boulder Sheriff Joe Pelle has enacted a fire ban for the central mo...

Stunning Photo Shows Massive Black Forest Fire Smoke Plume

Posted 06.12.2013 | Denver

By late Tuesday afternoon the Black Forest Fire burning on 8,000 acres in El Paso County, Colo., forcing the evacuation of 2,625 people and 7,358 home...

A Look At The Multiple Fires Burn Across Colorado

Posted 06.12.2013 | Denver

Record heat, high winds, low relative humidity and large amounts of beetle killed trees have driven multiple wildfires to rage across Colorado as of W...