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Wildfire: Prescribed Burn Investigation Findings To Be Released Monday

AP | DAN ELLIOTT | Posted 06.16.2012 | Denver

DENVER — Firefighters encountered some problems with a prescribed burn blamed for triggering a deadly Colorado wildfire, but there was little th...

Fire Victim's Family Questions Firefighter's Effort To Alert Her

AP | REMA RAHMAN | Posted 06.10.2012 | Denver

DENVER — Firefighters are defending their attempts to warn residents about a fast-moving Colorado wildfire in response to questions raised by th...

Map Glitches Blamed For Failure To Alert Some Residents To Fire

AP | P. SOLOMON BANDA | Posted 06.05.2012 | Denver

DENVER — Software that failed to recognize a community name and a discrepancy between coordinates on Google maps and a mapping system are being ...

Study: Series Of Blunders Led To Wildfire Breaking Out

AP | COLLEEN SLEVIN | Posted 06.05.2012 | Denver

DENVER — The Colorado State Forest Service conducted a 50-acre prescribed burn on March 22, part of a normal plan to consume fuel in the rugged,...

Woman Believed Killed By Wildfire Did Not Receive Reverse-911 Call

AP | REMA RAHMAN | Posted 04.04.2012 | Denver

DENVER -- A woman believed killed in last week's devastating Colorado wildfire called 911 soon after the fire broke out, and authorities said Wednesda...

911 Calls Show Residents' Panic, Confusion Over Wildfire

AP | REMA RAHMAN | Posted 06.03.2012 | Denver

DENVER — Emergency officials told confused residents not to worry after they reported a fire on the outskirts of Denver, including at least two ...

Residents Return To Homes Threatened By Colo. Blaze

AP | Posted 06.02.2012 | Denver

CONIFER, Colo. — All residents displaced by a wildfire that erupted a week ago were allowed to return to their homes on Monday as crews fully co...

Crews Near Full Containment Of Colorado Wildfire

AP | Posted 06.02.2012 | Denver

CONIFER, Colo. — Colorado authorities are allowing all remaining evacuees from the Lower North Fork wildfire to return home on Monday. Jacki Ke...

Wildfire: 90 Percent Contained, Missing Woman Search Suspended

AP | REMA RAHMAN | Posted 05.31.2012 | Denver

CONIFER, Colo. -- The search for a Colorado woman missing in a wildfire has been suspended after rescuers found human remains in her burned home. Jef...

Firefighters Race To Contain Wildfire Before Winds, Heat Return

AP | REMA RAHMAN | Posted 05.30.2012 | Denver

CONIFER, Colo. — Authorities said Friday they are investigating how well an emergency telephone notification system worked during a deadly Color...

Company Says Reverse-911 Alert System Worked

AP | REMA RAHMAN | Posted 05.29.2012 | Denver

CONIFER, Colo. — Mary Thuente says her neighbors got an automated call warning them to flee their home as a wildfire spread over the mountains s...

Official: Many Residents Didn't Get Fire Evacuation Call

AP | Posted 03.29.2012 | Denver

CONIFER, Colo. -- Authorities say some of the residents who should have received phone calls telling them to evacuate ahead of a Colorado wildfire did...

Colo. Fire: 12 Percent Of People Didn't Get Evacuation Calls

AP | REMA RAHMAN | Posted 05.29.2012 | Denver

By REMA RAHMAN, Associated Press CONIFER, Colo. (AP) -- Mary Thuente says she never got an automated call warning her to flee her home as a wildfir...

Colorado Wildfire: Federal Fire Crews Taking Over JeffCo Blaze

AP | DAN ELLIOTT | Posted 05.28.2012 | Denver

CONIFER, Colo. — Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper on Wednesday suspended the use of state prescribed burns like the one that may have caused a de...

JeffCo Wildfire: 2 Dead, 4,500 Acres Scorched, 23 Homes Destroyed

AP | DAN ELLIOTT | Posted 05.27.2012 | Denver

CONIFER, Colo. — Investigators on Tuesday were trying to determine whether a controlled burn designed to minimize wildfire risk reignited and be...