Black Forest Fire


Wed June 11, 2014

Black Forest Fire: Lessons Applied, Lessons Learned, Cause Undetermined

Originally published on Tue June 10, 2014 6:42 pm

Burned trees abut a road in the Black Forest fire burn area. Picture taken 06/21/13.

The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office released a report looking at the response to the Black Forest Fire Tuesday, nearly one year to the day after the devastating fire began. 


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Thu March 27, 2014

Firefighting Personnel Readying For Colorado Fire Season

A military helicopter practices a water drop near Chatfield Reservoir in Littleton, CO
Nathan Heffel KUNC

Despite Colorado’s higher than average snowpack, there’s no guarantee it will reduce the risk of wildfires in 2014. That’s why state, federal and military personal are taking the lessons learned during the severe 2012 and 2013 fire seasons to be better prepared.

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Thu February 20, 2014

Black Forest Fire Chief Acted Properly Says Report

Flames spread quickly once the fire reached the treetops in the Black Forest Fire. This picture was taken June 13, 2013.


Mon July 15, 2013

Black Forest Fire Preliminary Insurance Costs Total $300 Million

Pilots and crewmembers of the 2nd General Support Aviation Battalion, 4th Aviation Regiment, 4th Combat Aviation Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, go into the thick smoke to release water onto the Black Forest Fire June 12, 2013.
Sgt. Jonathan C. Thibault 4th Combat Aviation Brigade Public Affairs Office, 4th Infantry Division


Wed July 10, 2013

Colorado Congressional Delegation Seeks Disaster Relief For Southern Wildfires

The Papoose Fire plume July 3rd 2013.
WestForkComplex Library

Colorado’s full Congressional delegation is urging President Obama to approve a request from Governor John Hickenlooper to issue federal major disaster declarations for the Black Forest and Royal Gorge fires.

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