Black Forest Fire http://kajx.org en Evacuees Allowed to Return to Homes in Ward Gulch Fire http://kajx.org/post/evacuees-allowed-return-homes-ward-gulch-fire <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Residents who were evacuated near Rifle for a wildfire, </span><a href="http://www.inciweb.org/incident/3426/" style="line-height: 1.5;">were allowed to return to their homes yesterday</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">. The Ward Gulch Fire north of town has burned about 480 acres and forced the closure of the Rifle Falls Fish Hatchery, which is managed by the state. The public is not allowed into Rifle Falls State Park. Helicopters have been dipping into the nearby Rifle Gap reservoir to fight the flames.</span></p> Mon, 17 Jun 2013 20:07:52 +0000 Marci Krivonen 3090 at http://kajx.org Evacuees Allowed to Return to Homes in Ward Gulch Fire Black Forest Fire Burns 360 Homes http://kajx.org/post/black-forest-fire-burns-360-homes <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A wildfire burning north of Colorado Springs is officially Colorado’s most destructive fire, ever. Law enforcement officials announced this morning the Black Forest fire has burned 360 homes - that’s more than last year’s Waldo Canyon Fire. 15,000 acres have burned and nearly 40,000 people have been evacuated. Aspen Public Radio's Marci </span>Krivonen<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> reports.</span></p><p></p> Thu, 13 Jun 2013 16:24:57 +0000 Marci Krivonen 2875 at http://kajx.org Black Forest Fire Burns 360 Homes Lessons Learned from Waldo Canyon Fire being Applied to new Colorado Fire http://kajx.org/post/lessons-learned-waldo-canyon-fire-being-applied-new-colorado-fire <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Just north of Colorado Springs, a destructive wildfire continues to burn. Reporter Liz Ruskin has been covering the Black Forest Fire, which started on Tuesday afternoon. Aspen Public Radio's Marci Krivonen spoke with her on Wednesday afternoon from </span>KRCC’s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> studios, downtown where, she said, evidence of the fire was easy to see.</span></p><p></p> Wed, 12 Jun 2013 22:48:38 +0000 Marci Krivonen 2842 at http://kajx.org Lessons Learned from Waldo Canyon Fire being Applied to new Colorado Fire