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High Park Fire 2012

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...

New Belgium Brewery Says Poudre Water Tainted By Wildfire

AP | Posted 10.30.2012 | Denver

By ASSOCIATED PRESS FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) -- The maker of Fat Tire beer says it will be monitoring the water it gets from the city of Fort Colli...

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.

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...

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

The Colorado Independent | Troy Hooper | Posted 07.10.2012 | Denver

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 | Denver

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 | Denver

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 | Denver

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...

The Hazy Shade Of Summer

AP | KRISTEN WYATT | Posted 09.04.2012 | Denver

By KRISTEN WYATT, ASSOCIATED PRESS DENVER -- Parts of Colorado celebrated Independence Day sans fireworks with some communities banning the holiday...

Fire Dept.: Fireworks 'Not Worth The Risk' This Year

Posted 07.04.2012 | Denver

To date in 2012, more than 173,000 acres have already burned in Colorado, destroying more than 600 homes and taken six lives, 7News reports. Now with ...

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...

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...

'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...

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...

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 ...

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...

High Park Fire Grows Over Weekend Of Record Heat

Posted 06.25.2012 | Denver

The High Park Fire raging near Fort Collins, Colorado, fueled by high winds and record heat has grown again over the weekend burning an additional 57 ...

High Park Fire Sunday

Posted 06.25.2012 | Denver

The High Park Fire continued to rage growing to 81,190 acres as of Saturday night. The fire is now the second largest fire in Colorado history as well...

High Park Fire Grows: 2nd Largest Fire In State History

Posted 06.23.2012 | Denver

The High Park Fire delivered a devastating blow to residents and firefighters Friday as it grew to 75,537 acres and consumed as many as 10 more homes....

PHOTOS: High Park Fire Devastation

Posted 06.28.2012 | Denver

The High Park Fire burning near Fort Collins, Colo. since June 9 is now the second most destructive wildfire in Colorado history, as Waldo Canyon fire...

Colo. Wildfires: Hot, Windy Weather To Challenge Fire Crews

AP | Posted 08.22.2012 | Denver

BELLEVUE, Colo. — The return of hot, dry and windy weather on Friday will challenge firefighters working to encircle a wildfire burning on over ...

PHOTOS: High Park Fire Destroys More Homes

Posted 06.22.2012 | Denver

The High Park Fire, the most destructive wildfire in Colorado history, grew to 68,440 acres Friday morning. Overnight, firefighters expanded conta...

Man May Have Impersonated Firefighter Before

Posted 06.22.2012 | Denver

The man arrested for impersonating a firefighter in the High Park Fire may have also done so during the Lower North Fork Fire in March, according to J...

PHOTOS: A Look At The High Park Fire Devastation

Posted 06.21.2012 | Denver

The cool weather on Wednesday gave firefighters an advantage, and they took it, raising containment of the High Park Fire to around 55 percent. Howeve...