Are wildfires getting more severe or are more Coloradans moving into fire prone areas? Seen from space, development in the wildland urban interface near Colorado Springs has grown significantly.
Originally published on Sun September 29, 2013 10:15 am
John Wark has had an unusual view of his home state of Colorado. He's a freelance photojournalist who pilots his own plane above the landscape, making pictures of flames and floods, farms and cities as he goes.
After flash floods battered Manitou Springs Friday, efforts over the weekend centered on cleanup - and the community pitching in to lend a hand.
3,630 auto and insurance claims have been filed since the June wildfire according to the Rocky Mountain Insurance Information Association. Executive Director Carole Walker expects that number will grow.
The number of homeowners seeking to rebuild inside the Waldo Canyon Fire burn zone has edged above 50 percent.