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Heavy smoke from West Coast wildfires is expected to blanket Colorado this weekend

Fine particulate matter in the air will be worse Saturday than most other days this year, said Russell Danielson, a National Weather Service meteorologist in Boulder.

News

In the shadow of a ski resort, Steamboat Springs mobile home residents have been without power for 50 days

Residents of the Sleepy Bear Mobile Home Park lost power in mid-June after an electrical fire. The park is now the subject of a state investigation.

Housing

Three years after a fire tore through a Colorado apartment building for seniors, survivors are still struggling

163 seniors fled an early-morning fire that ravaged the Windermere apartment building at 5829 S. Datura St. in Littleton on Nov. 17, 2018

Coloradans

20 years of planning saved Rocky Mountain National Park from the worst of the East Troublesome fire. It will take 20 more to fix the damage.

“We’ve been fighting this fire for 20 years,” Rocky Mountain National Park's fire manager says. The work kept two of the largest Colorado wildfires on record from laying waste to the third busiest park in the national system.

Wildfire

Grim western fire season starts much drier than 2020’s record year

A climate change-fueled megadrought of more than 20 years is making conditions that lead to fire even more dangerous

Wildfire

Colorado competes with other states for wildfire-fighting aircraft. Climate change makes that a big problem.

Lawmakers have signed off on spending tens of millions of dollars to bolster Colorado’s access to fire-dousing planes and helicopters. That’s crucial as blazes grow bigger and more plentiful -- and erupt beyond summer.

Wildfire

Lawyer for Danish man charged with starting massive Colorado wildfire wants case dismissed

Jesper Joergensen's lawyer said Joergensen has been held in jail for over 900 days and his delusional disorder leads him to refuse to take medication that could help him

Crime and Courts

Much of Rocky Mountain National Park reopens after East Troublesome fire

The fire's explosive growth led to the evacuation of the Grand Lake and the Estes Park areas

Wildfire

“Worse than anything you could have imagined”: How the East Troublesome fire became so destructive

The Colorado Sun interviewed about a dozen firefighters, first responders and evacuees to piece together a timeline of the East Troublesome fire’s terrifying 100,000-acre run on Oct. 21

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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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The Cameron Peak fire has burned more than 200 homes

As of Wednesday, the Cameron Peak fire in northern Colorado had destroyed 442 buildings and damaged another eight

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About 100 homes destroyed by East Troublesome fire have been identified so far

But that number could rise. Grand County's sheriff says crews are finding more destroyed homes "every direction that we turn"

Wildfire

East Troublesome fire held in Rocky Mountain National Park; two deaths confirmed

The bodies of Lyle and Marilyn Hileman, who honeymooned in Grand County in 1952, were discovered on Friday afternoon in their home near Grand Lake

Wildfire

East Troublesome fire evacuees fled in minutes. Now it could be days before they know the fate of their homes.

When the East Troublesome fire made its 20-mile, 105,000-acre run across Grand County on Wednesday night, some people living in the thousands of homes in its path had just minutes to flee

Wildfire

“We expect an active fire”: Weather is forecast to fuel East Troublesome fire on Friday

The fire grew by about 45,000 to 50,000 acres on Thursday to become Colorado's second largest recorded blaze at 170,000 acres. It is just 5% contained.

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East Troublesome fire explodes toward Grand Lake, prompting urgent evacuations

The Cal-Wood and Lefthand Canyon fires in Boulder County were relatively inactive on Wednesday, but fierce winds are heading into the area

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Five charts that show where 2020 ranks in Colorado wildfire history

Before 2002, Colorado never had a 100,000-acre wildfire. Now it has its first 200,000-acre fire.

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Cal-Wood fire ignites in Boulder County; winds fuel more Cameron Peak fire growth

The fire, the largest ever recorded in Colorado, has grown to more than 187,000 acres

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Cameron Peak fire explodes into Colorado’s largest wildfire, prompting more evacuations as it nears Fort Collins

Fire officials say the blaze, which has burned more than 164,000 acres, expanded Wednesday into the area just west of Horsetooth Reservoir

News

$40,000 reward offered for information about Denver fire that killed 5

Killed were Djibril and Adja Diol, along with their 22-month-old daughter Khadija, as well as relative Hassan Diol and her infant daughter Hawa Baye.

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