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Black Forest fire

Black Forest fire

More than 300 homes were destroyed by the East Troublesome fire

The fire burned nearly 200,000 acres and killed two people -- Lyle and Marilyn Hileman -- who refused to evacuate on Oct. 21 when the blaze expanded across Grand County

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Nicolais: Colorado forest fires have become a devastating marker of summer

With 19 of the top 20 largest fires occurring over the past 20 years, sometimes it seems the whole state really is burning

Opinion Columns

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

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