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Waldo Canyon Fire 2012

Report Praises Response To Waldo Canyon Fire

AP | DAN ELLIOTT | Posted 06.03.2013 | Home

DENVER — A review of the most destructive wildfire in Colorado history released Wednesday found much to praise and few problems in the way Color...

Report: City Officials Could Have Been Better-Trained

Posted 10.23.2012 | Home

City officials in Colorado Springs have released an "Initial After Action Report" (AAR) for the Waldo Canyon Fire that assesses their actions during t...

Waldo Canyon Fire Cause Revealed

Posted 09.12.2012 | Home

On June 23, the Waldo Canyon Fire broke out northwest of Colorado Springs and became the most destructive wildfire in Colorado state history. Now more...

Waldo Canyon Fire Origin, Cause To Be Revealed

Posted 08.31.2012 | Home

On June 23, the Waldo Canyon Fire broke out northwest of Colorado Springs and became the most destructive wildfire in Colorado state history. Now more...

Feds Find Large Pot Grow Site Battling Waldo Canyon Fire

Posted 08.22.2012 | Home

Back in June, while firefighters were battling the Waldo Canyon Fire, the most destructive wildfire in state history, they discovered a sophisticated...

Forest Legislation Won't Solve Fire Threat

Caitlin Balch-Burnett | Posted 10.16.2012 | Home
Caitlin Balch-Burnett

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

Posted 07.19.2012 | Home

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,...

Insurers Estimate Massive Sum In Colo. Fire Damage

AP | Posted 07.17.2012 | Home

DENVER -- Insurers estimate that recent wildfires in Colorado caused at least $449.7 million in damage. The figure released Tuesday by the Rocky Moun...

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

Posted 07.17.2012 | Home

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...

$50,000 Reward For Information On Fire Evacuee Burglars

AP | Posted 07.12.2012 | Home

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- Thirty-seven homes that were evacuated during Colorado's Waldo Canyon Fire were burglarized, and authorities are offering u...

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

Posted 07.11.2012 | Home

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 | Home

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 Fully Contained

AP | Posted 07.11.2012 | Home

By ASSOCIATED PRESS COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- The most destructive wildfire in Colorado history has been fully contained less than three weeks aft...

Obama: Let Them Have Health Care

AP | DAN ELLIOTT | Posted 09.09.2012 | Home

DENVER — President Barack Obama will make federal health insurance available to about 8,000 temporary wildland firefighters, a White House offic...

Waldo Canyon Fire Holds at 98 Percent Containment

Posted 07.10.2012 | Home

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

Thousands Of Wildfire Warnings Were Undelivered

AP | Posted 07.10.2012 | Home

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- More than 20,000 evacuation calls were never delivered to residents in the path of a wildfire that destroyed about 350 home...

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

The Colorado Independent | Troy Hooper | Posted 07.10.2012 | Home

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

Seasonal Firefighters Seek Health Care Coverage

AP | DAN ELLIOTT | Posted 09.08.2012 | Home

DENVER — They work the front lines of the nation's most explosive wildfires, navigating treacherous terrain, dense walls of smoke and tall curta...

'Mother Nature Is Giving Us Some Relief'

Posted 07.09.2012 | Home

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 | Home

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 | Home

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

Waldo Canyon Fire Started Near Hiking Trail

AP | Posted 07.07.2012 | Home

By ASSOCIATED PRESS DENVER -- Dispatch recordings show that Colorado's deadly Waldo Canyon wildfire appears to have started near a popular hiking t...

Origin Of Waldo Canyon Fire Located

Posted 07.06.2012 | Home

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 | Home

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 | Home

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...