Wildfire

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The Buffalo fire, near Silverthorne, was one of the first big tests for fire breaks in Colorado. Now, communities are changing their tune toward them.

The wildfire started on June 12 and was racing toward $1 billion in homes and infrastructure. Then, crews stopped the flames in their tracks.

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Deep inside Black Forest, a lesson in the importance of wildfire mitigation

Thinning out the forest can reduce fire intensity and give trees a fighting chance

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Many Black Forest residents were thrilled to find their property intact after the 2013 wildfire. For some, the ordeal was just beginning.

Properties classified as "partial loss" sometimes become the object of intense disagreement between homeowners and insurers

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For one man in a Colorado foothills town, watching the Black Forest wildfire explode was almost like looking in the mirror.

In Bailey, John Van Doren invited Black Forest residents to speak there in the hope that he and his neighbors might benefit from lessons learned. That led to a plan.

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Black Forest has rebuilt after the fire that gutted it. But is it at risk of being destroyed again?

After another brutal fire season, more Colorado communities are discovering the long road to recovery