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2 years 5 months ago

CO wildfire update

LAPORTE, Colo. (AP) - Federal firefighters are on their way to help battle a wildfire west of Fort Collins that has forced hundreds of evacuations and destroyed at least 18 structures. The U.S. Forest Service says a federal team will take over management of the fire on Monday. The Colorado...

3 years 7 months ago

Snow, shifting winds slow wildfire's growth

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) - Snow and shifting winds have slowed a wildfire in canyon country west of Fort Collins that scorched 2,000 acres and forced the evacuation of 335 homes overnight Sunday. Larimer County sheriff's spokesman John Schulz says an air tanker dropped fire retardant near the fire...

4 years 1 month ago

One year anniversary of Balloon Boy saga

It's been a year since the world watched a runaway silver balloon flying over Colorado, fearing for the little boy thought to be inside. On Oct. 15, 2009, Richard and Mayumi Heene reported that their 6-year-old son Falcon had floated away in a UFO-shaped balloon, touching off a furious...

5 years 1 month ago

FAA opens investigation into balloon boy incident

As sheriff's investigators in Colorado continue their probe of last week's alleged balloon hoax, the Federal Aviation Administration has opened its own investigation. A spokesman says the probe began either Friday or yesterday, but he didn't know how long it would take. He says the FAA investigates civil allegations, rather...

5 years 1 month ago

Larimer County Sheriff: "This is a hoax"

Larimer County Sheriff has announced that the "balloon boy" saga is a hoax. "It has been determined that this is a hoax." Sheriff Jim Alderden told reporters Sunday, "On the bizarre meter this rates a 10." Sheriff Alderden explains that the Heene's staged the hoax as a publicity stunt with...

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