Royal Gorge Fire


Wed July 31, 2013

Royal Gorge Bridge May Reopen In August

The Royal Gorge Bridge, seen from below in this photo taken June 2012 - before the fire.
Kari Flickr - Creative Commons


Fri July 26, 2013

Royal Gorge Disaster Declaration Signed By President

Royal Gorge Fire perimeter map, June 13
Credit Rocky Mountain Area Incident Management Team

President Obama signed a Colorado Disaster Declaration Friday, releasing federal dollars for victims of the 2013 June Royal Gorge wildfire.

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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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Fri June 14, 2013

Friday Updates For The Black Forest Fire, Other Colorado Fires

MAFFS C-130 lays a red slurry line to help stop the spread of the Black Forest Fire, June 12
Sgt. Jonathan C. Thibault Fort Carson Public Affairs Office

The Black Forest Fire earned another distinction Thursday as fire officials announced they had discovered the remains of two persons in the fire zone. The other Colorado fires are beginning to wind down.

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Thu June 13, 2013

Thursday Updates For The Black Forest Fire, Other Colorado Wildfires

City and county evac areas, including the IR fire boundary (the dark red line) June 13
City of Colorado Springs