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2 years 11 months ago

Authorities defend procedures in fatal wildfire

DENVER (AP) - Authorities are defending their attempts to warn residents about a Colorado wildfire blamed for killing three people. About an hour before the first wave of automated evacuated warning calls on March 26, a volunteer firefighter went house-to-house telling residents to leave. He wasn't able to reach one...

3 years 10 months ago

UPDATE: Fountain fire out

Crews fighting the grass fire in a field between Woody Creek Drive and S. Powers Blvd have reported the fire extinguished. Crews still on scene are watching for hot spots and performing mop up functions. No homes were reported damaged by the fire due to the quick response of fire...

3 years 10 months ago

Blanket of snow falls over Colo. wildfire

WETMORE, Colo. (AP) - About 4 inches of snow fell over a wildfire that had prompted the evacuation of about 40 homes and cabins near Wetmore. Fire information officer Ralph Bellah says the snow is helping firefighters battle the blaze that burned about 550 acres of ponderosa pine, fir...

3 years 11 months ago

Mulching project continues on burn area

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) - An extra half ton of straw has been ordered to cover mountainsides burned in a wildfire that destroyed 169 homes and scorched about 9 square miles west of Boulder. Helicopters have already dropped roughly a ton of straw mulch, which will help reduce the risk...

3 years 11 months ago

Evacuation orders lifted in Evergreen

EVERGREEN, Colo. (AP) - Evacuation orders have been lifted after a central Colorado wildfire forced families from their Evergreen homes. Jefferson County Sheriff's spokesman Mark Techmeyer says a temperature drop and less wind last night helped crews fighting the 40-acre fire near Squaw Pass Road. Firefighters also were called to...

4 years 2 weeks ago

Boulder wildfire

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) - About 200 homes are being evacuated in Boulder County because of a wildfire. The fire has spread to about 20 acres in windy conditions. The fire is in the Lefthand Canyon area, in the foothills outside of the city of Boulder. Firefighters have also been...

4 years 5 months ago

Colorado wildfire now 40% contained

Firefighters continue to build containment lines around a 530-acre wildfire burning in the mountains near Fraser. The fire, less than a square mile, is burning on public land and is about two miles away from homes. Because of that, and the risk posed by falling trees, firefighters are focusing...

4 years 5 months ago

Wildfire in Grand County continues to grow

A wildfire is burning in the central Colorado mountains, west of Fraser, has grown to 530 acres. The fire was reported Sunday afternoon and residents have been warned to get ready in case evacuations are needed. Right now the fire isn't threatening those homes. Rocky Mountain Area Coordination...

4 years 6 months ago

New Colorado Wildfire

KERSEY, Colo. (AP) - Weld County officials say a small grass wildfire is burning near Kersey and it's threatening at least one home. Weld County officials say the wildfire has burned about 100 acres, or less than a quarter of a square mile. Kersey is about 55 miles...

4 years 6 months ago

Online resources: Boulder County Fire

Maps of the Fourmile Canyon Wildfire area, lists of homes burned, resources for how you can help--they're all online. Here's a rundown of sites for quick reference: Boulder County Office of Emergency Services Federal government Incident Web Site Google Fire Map

4 years 10 months ago

Crews gain upper hand on Colorado wildfire

Crews continue to make progress on a wildfire in southwestern Colorado despite drier, warmer weather and higher winds. The fire burning on nearly 4 square miles, or about 2,600 acres, was 60 percent contained Wednesday evening. Earlier estimates said the fire was larger, but officials revised that based on...

4 years 10 months ago

Wind spreads Colorado canyon blaze

Firefighters say an intense canyon fire ripping through San Miguel County is spreading and getting more intense with the help of high winds blowing at up to 60 mph. The blaze is burning mostly on federal land, and has grown beyond 3,000 acres. About 150 firefighters were working the...

5 years 6 months ago

Firefighters continue work on blaze north of Nucla

Firefighters in southwest Colorado are still battling a lightning-sparked blaze that's threatening three cabins and an outbuilding. Fire officials say the nearly 2-square-mile wildfire had only moderate burning Monday with weaker than expected winds. The fire is on national forest land about 10 miles north of Nucla, 340 miles southwest...

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