A spokesman for the Colorado Forest Service says that what began as a controlled burn just southwest of Denver got out of control this week and turned into the deadly Lower North Fork Wildfire. Colorado deputy state forester Joe Duda apologized, saying the situation is "heartbreaking." He said an ember escaped from the containment line surrounding the planned burn and ignited the blaze, notes The Associated Press.
Colorado forest products manufacturers are gathering in Golden tomorrow for a two-day marketing conference. The goal is to discuss how businesses can better promote their products and services—everything from furniture to lumber.