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Boulder Fire

Flash Flood Watch: Boulder County, Larimer County

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 07.11.2011 | Denver

The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch for the Fourmile burn area in Boulder County as well as the Crystal Fire area in Larimer C...

Boulder Fire Prompts Evacuations Of About 200 Homes

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) -- An air tanker has started dropping retardant on a wildfire north of Boulder, Colo., that has grown to at least 200 acres and pr...

Boulder Fire Evacuations Lifted After Winds Calm

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

BOULDER, Colo. — More than 1,700 people evacuated because of a wildfire west of Boulder are being allowed to return to their homes after firefig...

For Fire Chiefs In Fourmile Blaze, Fight Is Still Raging

NewWest.Net | Tim Sprinkle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

On Sept. 6, volunteer firefighters from four mountain districts west of Boulder were thrown into a nightmare of fire fronts erupting without warning. ...

Fourmile Fire Concert Tickets Sell Out In 2 Minutes

Boulder Daily Camera | Vanessa Miller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

News of the Fourmile Fire spread from coast to coast and, apparently, so did word of a benefit concert for those affected by the state's most destruct...

Stang Garnett Won't File Charges In Fourmile Fire

Boulder Daily Camera | Vannessa Miller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Boulder County District Attorney Stan Garnett won't file charges in connection with the Fourmile Fire, which burned 169 homes and 6,181 acres earlier ...

Fourmile Fire: Private Firefighters Protected Houses At The Behest Of Insurance Companies

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

BOULDER, Colo. — Some homes threatened by a wildfire in the Colorado foothills west of Boulder were protected by a private team of firefighters ...

Fourmile Fire Insurance Claims Reach

Boulder Daily Camera | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Victims of the Fourmile Fire -- which destroyed 169 homes in Boulder County -- have filed insurance claims worth $217 million, making it the most expe...

Fourmile Fire: Mitigation Efforts In Areas West Of Boulder Under Review

AP | P. SOLOMON BANDA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

BOULDER, Colo. — Fire management officials and homeowners living in the heavily wooded, steep mountainsides, draws and canyons west of Boulder h...

Boulder Fire Originated With Fire

9News | Jeff Zeleny and Deborah Sherman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

BOULDER - 9Wants to Know has learned a volunteer firefighter who lost his home to the Fourmile Canyon Fire is the person responsible for starting it. ...

Fourmile Fire Update: Authorities Confident Fire Won't Spread

AP | P. SOLOMON BANDA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

BOULDER, Colo. — Firefighters put out hot spots and built lines around a 10-square-mile wildfire in the Colorado foothills on Saturday, confiden...

Fire Retardant Drops Come Under Scrutiny In West

AP | JASON DEAREN and DAN ELLIOTT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

BOULDER, Colo. — Lost in the images of aircraft dropping giant red plumes of retardant on a Colorado wildfire this week is the fact that the pra...

Boulder Residents Warned Of Possible Spread Of Fire Into City

AP | DAN ELLIOTT and P. SOLOMON BANDA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

BOULDER, Colo. — A Colorado wildfire that has destroyed 170 homes showed no signs of relenting Thursday as wind gusts of more than 40 mph fueled...

Boulder Wildfires Prompting Evacuations

AP | CATHERINE TSAI and P. SOLOMON BANDA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

(ASSOCIATED PRESS) BOULDER, Colo. (AP) -- Two wildfires burning in Colorado on Friday prompted the evacuations of the homes of 1,700 people as well a...

Colorado Fire Benefit Concert To Feature The String Cheese Incident, Yonder Mountain String Band, Members Of Phish

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Boulder radio station KBCO has scheduled a relief concert for victims of the recent Fourmile Canyon Fire near Boulder. The event will be held on Octo...

Update: Firefighters In Loveland Catch A Break, Charges Considered In Costly Fourmile Fire

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

LOVELAND, Colo. (AP) -- Residents forced out of their homes by a northern Colorado wildfire are returning. About 100 people who were evacuated on Su...

Fourmile Canyon Fire in the Rearview Mirror

Bob Wells | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Bob Wells

Here in Colorado we're given to reminding each other, as hikers or campers, that "the mountains don't care." The danger is often lurking around. This is true in spades when a fire gets going.

Commander Says Next 36 Hours Will Be Pivotal For Fighting Loveland Fire

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

LOVELAND, Colo. — Officials say the next 36 hours are pivotal for crews to make headway against a fire burning very dry trees and grass in steep...

Reservoir Road Fire Now 900 Acres, 20% Contained

AP | DAN ELLIOTT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

LOVELAND, Colo. — Firefighters worked Monday to control a 925-acre wildfire that destroyed at least two homes in the northern Colorado foothills...

Loveland Fire: Another Wildfire In Colorado Prompting Evacuations

Huffington Post/AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) -- A fast-moving wildfire has erupted in northern Colorado, destroying at least one home and threatening other as residents in th...

Boulder Survives Overnight Winds Unscathed, But Weather Forecast Still Has Authorities Concerned

AP | DAN ELLIOTT and P. SOLOMON BANDA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

UPDATE: The Boulder Daily Camera is reporting that the Fourmile Canyon fire has destroyed at least $76.8 million of property. So far the Fourmile F...

Residents Asked To Re-Evacuate Just Hours After Being Allowed Back In Homes

AP | DAN ELLIOTT and P. SOLOMON BANDA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

UPDATE: Hours after residents of the Pine Brook Hills, Boulder Heights and Carriage Hills neighborhoods were allowed to reenter their homes, authorit...

Boulder Fire Stokes Community Through Social Media

Brett Greene | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Brett Greene

Tragedies are never easy to weather, but hopefully the prominent role social media has taken in our lives will be one additional way to help, heal and maybe even save lives, when disaster inevitably strikes.

Authorities Say It May Take Ten Days To Contain Fourmile Fire

AP | DAN ELLIOTT and P. SOLOMON BANDA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

BOULDER, Colo. (AP)-- Authorities say at least 136 homes have been destroyed by a wildfire burning in canyons and foothills west of Boulder. A list r...

PHOTOS: Ritter Declares Emergency As Boulder Fire Nearly Doubles In Size

AP | DAN ELLIOTT and P. SOLOMON BANDA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

BOULDER, Colo. (AP)— David Myers knew it was time to leave when he looked out into the forest and spotted bright red flames towering skyward. Th...