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Colorado Fires 2013

West Fork Complex Fire Now Over 110,000 Acres

Posted 07.08.2013 | Denver

Containment of the West Fork Complex Fire grew to 25 percent over the weekend, however it was reduced to 19 percent on Monday "due to a more accurate ...

Massive Colorado Wildfire Continues To Grow

Posted 07.02.2013 | Denver

The growth of the massive West Fork Complex Fire burning in southern Colorado about 14 miles northeast of Pagosa Springs continued on Tuesday expandin...

Colorado Wildfire Continues To Grow

Posted 07.01.2013 | Denver

The massive West Fork Complex Fire in southern Colorado continued to grow over the weekend fueled by a large amount of beetle-killed trees, burning 96...

JeffCo Fire Prompts More Than 900 Pre-Evac Notices

Posted 06.27.2013 | Denver

A fire burning in Coal Creek Canyon prompted pre-evacuation orders to be sent out to 920 phone numbers in the area around noon on Thursday. Fire in...

Massive Colorado Blaze Continues To Grow

Posted 06.27.2013 | Denver

The massive West Fork Complex wildfire, consisting of three blazes that have combined into one -- West Fork, Windy Pass and Papoose -- continued to gr...

LOOK: NASA Photos Show Massive West Fork Fire Smoke Plume

Posted 06.27.2013 | Denver

The West Fork complex of three wildfires burning in the Rio Grande National Forest continues to rage after more than doubling in size over the weekend...

Colorado Fire Crews Look To Change In Unrelenting Winds

AP | JERI CLAUSING | Posted 08.25.2013 | Denver

DEL NORTE, Colo. -- This is what counts as good news in Colorado's wildfire season: a breezy day but at least not three straight hours of winds blowin...

Colorado Fire More Than Doubles In Size

AP | JERI CLAUSING | Posted 08.24.2013 | Denver

DEL NORTE, Colo. — Crews defending small homes, a ski area and a handful of roads against an erratic wildfire in Colorado's southwest mountains ...

Town Braces For Long Evacuation

AP | JERI CLAUSING | Posted 08.23.2013 | Denver

DEL NORTE, Colo. — A colossal wildfire near a popular summer retreat in southern Colorado continues to be driven by winds and fueled by dead tre...

Firefighters Expect To Have Control Of Black Forest Fire This Week

AP | P. SOLOMON BANDA | Posted 08.17.2013 | Denver

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Rain helped firefighters douse Colorado's most destructive wildfire in state history, while a new wind-whipped blaze i...

Some Evacuations Lifted As Crews Advance Against Black Forest Fire

AP | P. SOLOMON BANDA | Posted 08.15.2013 | Denver

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Crews gained the upper hand on the most destructive wildfire in Colorado history Saturday and had more than half the b...

WATCH: Black Forest Firefighters Save Family Home

The Colorado Independent | Tessa Cheek | Posted 06.14.2013 | Denver

From The Colorado Independent's Tessa Cheek. In this rare behind-evacuated-lines perspective, Steve Schopper, an Audio/ Visual Specialist for the C...

2 Dead In Black Forest Fire

AP | DAN ELLIOTT | Posted 08.14.2013 | Denver

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Authorities lifted evacuations in a wide swath of terrain outside Colorado Springs on Friday as they said a surprise r...

Colorado Fire Most Destructive In State History

AP | NICHOLAS RICCARDI | Posted 08.13.2013 | Denver

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — A voracious wildfire driven in all directions by shifting winds has killed two people and destroyed at least 360 homes...

Black Forest Fire Destroys More Than 90 Homes

Reuters | Posted 08.13.2013 | Denver

(Adds disaster declarations from governor, paragraph 8) By Keith Coffman COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., June 12 (Reuters) - A ...

Stunning Photo Shows Massive Black Forest Fire Smoke Plume

Posted 06.12.2013 | Denver

By late Tuesday afternoon the Black Forest Fire burning on 8,000 acres in El Paso County, Colo., forcing the evacuation of 2,625 people and 7,358 home...

A Look At The Multiple Fires Burn Across Colorado

Posted 06.12.2013 | Denver

Record heat, high winds, low relative humidity and large amounts of beetle killed trees have driven multiple wildfires to rage across Colorado as of W...