Colorado wildfire News

Colorado Wildfire Destroyed 25 Residential Buildings, 54 Structures

A month-old northern Colorado wildfire has destroyed 25 residential buildings and a total of 54 structures, the Larimer County Sheriff’s Office says. The fire near Red Feather Lakes has burned 160 square miles and was 4% contained but hasn’t grown …

Homes Evacuated by Growing Wildfire in Western Colorado

Several residents near a western Colorado wildfire were ordered to evacuate as the blaze continues to expand. The fire about 18 miles north of Grand Junction was started more than a week ago by lightning in remote and rough terrain …

2.9M Colorado Residents Now Living in Areas at Risk Of Wildfire

The number of Coloradans whose homes are at risk from wildfires soared 45 percent in five years, reflecting the state’s booming population and changing uses of agricultural land, state officials said. The Colorado State Forest Service said 2.9 million people …

Southern Colorado Wildfire Expected to Grow

Firefighters were expecting a wildfire burning near Coaldale to grow Wednesday in dry, windy weather but crews are working toward getting the blaze contained near the town between Canon City and Salida. However, the Hayden Pass Fire, which has forced …

Colorado Governor Signs Law Giving $18M to 2012 Fire Victims

Victims of a 2012 Colorado wildfire started by the state will receive about $18 million in liability payments with a bill that’s been signed into law. The legislation signed into law Friday by Gov. John Hickenlooper identifies nearly two dozen …

Colorado Wildfire Compensation Compromise Moving Along

A compromise proposal to allow Colorado wildfire victims to seek state compensation in excess of liability limits remains on track for approval in the Legislature. A Senate committee voted 5-0 Monday in favor of a bill to retroactively add state-set …