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Colorado Wildfires 2012

Mudslide Sweeps Home Away

AP | Posted 10.10.2013 | Denver

MANITOU SPRINGS, Colo. — A mudslide closed a highway and flash flooding stranded vehicles in high, fast-moving water Friday night as rain fell w...

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...

Waldo Canyon Flash Flood Damages About 20 Homes

AP | Posted 09.01.2013 | Denver

MANITOU SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — What was warned about for months since last year's deadly Waldo Canyon Fire in Colorado Springs finally happened: flas...

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...

Report Praises Response To Waldo Canyon Fire

AP | DAN ELLIOTT | Posted 06.03.2013 | Denver

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

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 Destroys A Dozen Homes; Others Evacuated

AP | Posted 12.24.2012 | Denver

WETMORE, Colo. — A wildfire that forced the evacuation of hundreds of people in and around a small southern Colorado town has damaged at least 1...

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...

Rocky Mountain National Park Fire Grows

AP | Posted 10.12.2012 | Denver

ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK, Colo. -- A wildfire burning on steep, rugged terrain on the east side of Rocky Mountain National Park has grown to 660 a...

Forest Legislation Won't Solve Fire Threat

Caitlin Balch-Burnett | Posted 10.16.2012 | Denver
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 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,...

Insurers Estimate Massive Sum In Colo. Fire Damage

AP | Posted 07.17.2012 | Denver

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 | 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...

'Permanent Impairment Of The Ecosystem'

AP | SUSAN MONTOYA BRYAN | Posted 07.15.2012 | Denver

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- Nearly $25 million has already been spent to prepare for the immediate aftermath of this year's wildfires, putting the U.S. Fores...

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.

$50,000 Reward For Information On Fire Evacuee Burglars

AP | Posted 07.12.2012 | Denver

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

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 Fully Contained

AP | Posted 07.11.2012 | Denver

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

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...

Thousands Of Wildfire Warnings Were Undelivered

AP | Posted 07.10.2012 | Denver

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...