Wildfires

8:20am

Mon March 19, 2012
Colorado Wildfire

Crews Battle Large Range Fire in Eastern Colorado

Eckley, CO is located in the North East corner of Colorado in Yuma County.
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Firefighters near Yuma in eastern Colorado are hoping for cooler weather and calmer winds today as they try to contain a massive brush fire that destroyed at least two homes and forced the closure of Highway 34 for much of yesterday. 

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11:54am

Fri December 16, 2011
Environment

Udall Bill Would Aid Rural Boulder County Fire District

Sugar Loaf Mountain as seen in the distance after the Four Mile Canyon fire.
Photo by Kirk Siegler

The US House has given unanimous approval to a bill by Colorado Senator Mark Udall that would allow a land swap between the US Forest Service and a rural Boulder County fire district to enhance local wildfire fire mitigation and firefighter training efforts.

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1:42pm

Thu September 1, 2011

3:00am

Thu September 1, 2011
Four Mile Canyon Fire

One Year Later, Boulder Fire Victims Still Recovering

Kirk Siegler

One year ago this Labor Day Weekend, an errant spark from an unattended fire pit in Four Mile Canyon west of Boulder quickly became the most destructive wildfire in Colorado history burning 169 homes and damaging scores more.  It was an emotional and stressful time for thousands of people directly impacted by the Four Mile Canyon fire, for many, one year later, it still is.

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3:44pm

Wed August 17, 2011
Four Mile Canyon Fire

Four Mile Fire Recovery Slow

Four Mile Canyon Fire victim Jack Thompson has begun rebuilding his shop and expects to start rebuilding his home in September in Sugarloaf.
Photo by Kirk Siegler

With the one year anniversary of the costliest wildfire in Colorado history approaching, Boulder County officials say only two of the 169 homes destroyed in last September’s Four Mile Canyon blaze have been rebuilt. 

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