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Colorado Wildfires 2012

WATCH: Dramatic Video Of Car Swept Away By Waldo Canyon Mudslide

Posted 07.11.2013 | Denver

A Wednesday storm over the Waldo Canyon burn scar near Colorado Springs caused flash flooding, rock and mud slides that closed U.S. Highway 24 and dis...

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...

Rocky Mountain National Park Fire Grows, Prompts Evacuations

Reuters | Posted 02.02.2013 | Denver

DENVER, Dec 1 (Reuters) - A wind-driven wildfire in Rocky Mountain National Park northwest of Denver jumped containment lines overnight, triggering ...

Wetmore Fire Grows Overnight, Forces Hundreds To Evacuate

Posted 10.24.2012 | Denver

The Wetmore Fire burning west of Pueblo, Colorado grew overnight spreading across more than 1,700 acres and forcing the evacuation of 386 people in th...

Fern Lake Fire Expands In Strong Winds, Heat

Posted 10.22.2012 | Denver

The Fern Lake Fire burning in Rocky Mountain National Park expanded to 792 acres on Monday after days of strong winds and higher temperatures increase...

Forest Legislation Won't Solve Fire Threat

Caitlin Cattelino | Posted 10.16.2012 | Denver
Caitlin Cattelino

Congress should be adequately funding the plans and projects already lined up to address the major threats from fires instead of using the devastation Coloradoans have experienced to promote misguided and destructive new policies.

Waldo Canyon Investigation Moves To The Lab

Posted 08.09.2012 | Denver

Investigators have moved most of the work searching for clues to the origin of the Waldo Canyon Fire into a lab. While the cause of the most destru...

Waldo Canyon Fire Soil Burned So Severely It's Like A 'Moonscape'

Posted 07.19.2012 | Denver

The Waldo Canyon Fire, the most destructive wildfire in state history, burned so hot that wildfire experts say that nearly 20 percent of the total 18,...

Flooding A Concern For Years To Come In Fire-Ravaged Areas

Posted 07.17.2012 | Denver

The recent rain is much-needed across Colorado, but it also creates flood concerns for fire-ravaged areas where the vegetation can no longer soak up r...

Disaster Planning: Preventing Your Personal Wildfire

Evanne Schmarder | Posted 09.13.2012 | Small Business
Evanne Schmarder

How many times have you sensed an impending problem but did not do everything in your power to stave off disaster, eventually dealing with ugly fallout?

Why Is Colorado Burning?

Rabbi Arthur Waskow | Posted 09.12.2012 | Religion
Rabbi Arthur Waskow

We know why the ancient Temples burned. Today the role of Imperial Babylon and Imperial Rome is played by Big Oil, Big Coal, Big Gas.

Colo. Firefighters Lash Out At Romney

Posted 07.12.2012 | Denver

Though Republican candidate for president Mitt Romney spent some time Tuesday boxing up food for firefighters and displaced residents in Colorado Spri...

A Look Back At The Waldo Canyon Fire, Now Fully Contained

Posted 07.11.2012 | Denver

The Waldo Canyon Fire, the most destructive wildfire in Colorado history, is officially 100 percent contained as of Tuesday, July 10. Burning since...

PHOTOS: Romney Stops At Food Bank In Fire-Stricken Colo. Springs

Posted 07.11.2012 | Denver

On Tuesday, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney stopped by a food bank in Colorado Springs that is helping firefighters and those still disp...

Waldo Canyon Fire Holds at 98 Percent Containment

Posted 07.10.2012 | Denver

The Waldo Canyon Fire, the most destructive wildfire in Colorado history, remains stuck at 98 percent containment due to smoke spotted near Blodgett P...

Salazar: The West Has Not Seen The End Of Wildfire Season

The Colorado Independent | Troy Hooper | Posted 07.10.2012 | Denver

From The Colorado Independent's Troy Hooper: Interior Secretary Ken Salazar surveyed his native state Monday where he declared there will be “bet...

'Mother Nature Is Giving Us Some Relief'

Posted 07.09.2012 | Denver

After several days of rain drenched much of Colorado since the end of last week, Gov. John Hickenlooper lifted the statewide fire ban on Sunday that h...

From Wildfire Watch To Flood Watch

Posted 07.08.2012 | Denver

Sunday will mark the third day of heavy rains for much of the Front Range. According to 7News, many areas have received 2-3 inches of rain already sin...

Waldo Canyon Fire Near Full Containment

Posted 07.07.2012 | Denver

The Waldo Canyon Fire, the most destructive wildfire in Colorado history is finally near full containment -- as of Saturday morning, it is 98 percent ...

Origin Of Waldo Canyon Fire Located

Posted 07.06.2012 | Denver

While officials have not yet said whether they know the cause of Waldo Canyon Fire, investigators in El Paso County say they have located its point of...

LOOK: NASA Image Of Waldo Canyon Fire Burn Scar

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 07.05.2012 | Denver

The Waldo Canyon Fire burning near Colorado Springs may be 90 percent contained, but it has left a scar on the state that will be viewable for years t...

New Threat Looming For Waldo Canyon Fire Victims

Posted 07.05.2012 | Denver

Although the Waldo Canyon Fire is now 90 percent contained as of Thursday, officials are warning of a new possible disaster for the region: flash floo...

Fire Dept.: Fireworks 'Not Worth The Risk' This Year

Posted 07.04.2012 | Denver

To date in 2012, more than 173,000 acres have already burned in Colorado, destroying more than 600 homes and taken six lives, 7News reports. Now with ...

Colorado Wildfires Reveal Radical Grace, Hospitality And Bears

Rev. Meghan Johnston Aelabouni | Posted 09.02.2012 | Religion
Rev. Meghan Johnston Aelabouni

The experience of evacuation surrounded campers, staff, and the community with powerful examples of grace in action. We were reminded that God's grace is not just forgiveness, but abundant life.

Waldo Canyon Fire Now 70 Percent Contained

Posted 07.05.2012 | Denver

The Waldo Canyon Fire, the most destructive wildfire in Colorado history having destroyed 346 homes, is 70 percent contained as of Monday night. Firef...