Wildfire

3:25pm

Fri June 14, 2013
Valley Roundup

Valley Roundup - June 14th, 2013

On the show this week Carolyn Sackariason, Editor of the Aspen Daily News and Curtis Wackerle, Aspen Daily News Managing Editor, joins us to discuss the top news stories:

Forest Fires on the Front Range.

The Black Forest fire is now the most destructive in Colorado history.  At record time, more than 360 homes had been destroyed.

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10:24am

Thu June 13, 2013
Wildfires

Black Forest Fire Burns 360 Homes

The Black Forest Fire burning north of Colorado Springs has burned 360 homes, making it the most destructive fire in Colorado history.
Credit NPR/Kirk Siegler

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 Krivonen reports.

El Paso County Sheriff Terry Maketa gave credit to firefighters’ hard work.

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10:09am

Thu June 13, 2013
Wildfires

Thursday Updates For The Black Forest Fire, Other Colorado Wildfires

Originally published on Fri June 14, 2013 7:24 am

City of Colorado Springs

With new evacuations overnight, firefighters continue to battle the Black Forest Fire while other fires in Colorado are seeing some containment or slower growth.

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4:48pm

Wed June 12, 2013
Wildfires

Lessons Learned from Waldo Canyon Fire being Applied to new Colorado Fire

The Black Forest Fire is burning north of Colorado Springs. It has burned dozens of homes.
Credit Kirk Siegler / NPR

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 KRCC’s studios, downtown where, she said, evidence of the fire was easy to see.

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11:15am

Wed June 12, 2013
Wildfires

Four Wildfires Now Burning In Colorado

Originally published on Thu June 13, 2013 7:38 am

Kirk Siegler NPR

Two days after the one year anniversary of the High Park Fire and ahead of the Waldo Canyon anniversary, Colorado’s wildfire season has started in earnest.

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