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Western Wildfires

High Park Fire: 100 Percent Contained

Posted 07.02.2012 | Denver

After burning for a devastating three weeks and growing to 87,284 acres, authorities announced that the High Park Fire near Fort Collins, Colo. is 100...

Residents Tour 'Unreal' Colo. Blaze Devastation

AP | MEAD GRUVER and DAN ELLIOTT | Posted 09.01.2012 | Denver

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — The deadly crash of a military cargo plane fighting a South Dakota wildfire forced officials to ground seven other Air...

PHOTOS: More Aerial Photos Show Extent Of Fire Destruction

Posted 07.14.2012 | Denver

Officials are allowing evacuees temporary visits of the neighborhoods devastated by Waldo Canyon Fire, near Colorado Springs over the weekend -- appro...

Evacuees To Tour Neighborhoods Devastated By Colo. Fire

AP | MEAD GRUVER | Posted 08.31.2012 | Denver

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Melted bowling balls in the front yard were among the strange sights that met C.J. Moore upon her return Sunday to her...

PHOTO: Stunning NASA Map Shows Heat Wave Fueling Wildfires

Posted 07.01.2012 | Denver

The Waldo Canyon Fire burning near Colorado Springs began burning on Saturday, June 23 and by Sunday -- fueled by record heat, high winds and dryness ...

Remains Of 2nd Person Found In Colo. Fire Wreckage

AP | MEAD GRUVER | Posted 08.30.2012 | Denver

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Making gains against the most destructive wildfire in Colorado history, crews kept a wary eye on weather Saturday that...

A Look At Colorado's 9 Active Wildfires

Posted 06.29.2012 | Denver

Record heat has produced a surge of new fires burning throughout Colorado and also provided fuel and devastating growth conditions for the fires alrea...

High Park Fire End In Sight, Now 2nd Most Destructive Fire

Posted 06.29.2012 | Denver

An end to the High Park Fire appears to be in sight after weeks of devastating loss. As of Thursday evening, 1,125 firefighters have the High Park Fi...

Waldo Canyon Fire Now Most Destructive In State History

AP | P. SOLOMON BANDA and THOMAS PEIPERT | Posted 08.29.2012 | Denver

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Firefighters searching for bodies in the roughly 350 homes burned by the most destructive wildfire in Colorado history...

Obama Issues Disaster Declaration In Colorado

AP | Posted 06.29.2012 | Denver

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- President Barack Obama has issued a disaster declaration for Colorado, releasing federal funds to help areas affected by tw...

PHOTOS: New Aerial Photos Show Devastation To Homes

Posted 06.29.2012 | Denver

Officials said that approximately 346 homes were destroyed by the Waldo Canyon fire making it the most destructive wildfire in Colorado history -- an...

'Our Once-Beautiful State Turning Into Kindling'

The Colorado Independent | Posted 06.29.2012 | Denver

From The Colorado Independent's David O. Williams: ASPEN — Public policy and political will must shift as dramatically as the winds that have whi...

High-Tech Maps Help Track Wildfires

Posted 06.28.2012 | Green

By Francie Diep, InnovationNewsDaily Staff Writer: The devastating wildfires in Colorado have provided a showcase for the latest technology in mapp...

Firefighters Make Big Progress On High Park Fire

Posted 06.28.2012 | Denver

After weeks of growth, devastating loss, record heat and high winds, firefighters have made huge strides in the High Park Fire battle. The second larg...

LOOK: Waldo Canyon Fire As Seen From Space

Posted 06.28.2012 | Denver

The Waldo Canyon Fire burning near Colorado Springs began burning on Saturday, June 23 and by Sunday -- fueled by record heat, high winds and dryness ...

Waldo Canyon Wildfire Victims Crowd Shelters As Fight Continues

AP | P. SOLOMON BANDA and THOMAS PEIPERT | Posted 08.27.2012 | Denver

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — A raging Colorado wildfire that forced tens of thousands to flee destroyed an estimated 346 homes this week, making it...

The Story Of One Waldo Canyon Evacuee

AP | THOMAS PEIPERT | Posted 08.27.2012 | Denver

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Wednesday, June 27: The Waldo Canyon wildfire forced thousands of people away from their homes and into Red Cross she...

LOOK: Stunning NASA Satellite Image Of Colo. Wildfires

Posted 06.28.2012 | Denver

At least six active wildfires are currently burning across Colorado -- Waldo Canyon Fire near Colorado Springs, High Park Fire near Fort Collins, Flag...

High Park Fire: Most Residents Can Return Home In 2 Days

Posted 06.28.2012 | Denver

Firefighters appear to be gaining the upper hand on the High Park Fire burning near Fort Collins, the largest fire currently burning in the state. On ...

Colorado Burns: 6 Major Wildfires Burning Across State

Posted 06.27.2012 | Denver

Record heat has produced a surge of new fires burning throughout Colorado and also provided fuel and devastating growth conditions for the fires alrea...

PHOTOS: Waldo Canyon Fire Devastation

Posted 06.27.2012 | Denver

The Waldo Canyon Fire burning near Colorado Springs began burning on June 24 and has on June 26 forced the evacuation of 32,000 residents, including t...

Waldo Canyon Fire Erupts: 32,000 Evacuated

AP | P. SOLOMON BANDA and THOMAS PEIPERT | Posted 08.27.2012 | Denver

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Fire crews fought to save the U.S. Air Force Academy and residents begged for information on the fate of their homes W...

Waldo Canyon Fire Explodes

Posted 06.27.2012 | Denver

The Waldo Canyon Fire, burning near Manitou Springs, surged anew on Tuesday, moving quickly toward homes in the Cedar Heights subdivision. The residen...

A 'Very Good Day' Gaining Ground On High Park Fire

Posted 06.27.2012 | Denver

Firefighters battling The High Park Fire near Fort Collins, the largest fire currently burning in the state, have gained some ground on the 87,250 acr...

Waldo Canyon Fire Erupts: 32,000 Evacuated

AP | P. SOLOMON BANDA and LYNN DeBRUIN | Posted 08.26.2012 | Denver

WOODLAND PARK, Colo. — More than 2,100 residents were being evacuating from the Air Force Academy's grounds Tuesday night as heavy smoke billowe...