June 27, 2012 11:25 AM
The Waldo Canyon Fire has caused 32,500 people to be evacuated in Colorado Springs and El Paso County.
At a morning news conference, officials said structures were lost in the last 24 hours, but they don't have a good count at this point.
Firefighting efforts continue with hundreds... more »
June 15, 2011 2:28 PM
A wildfire racing across rugged terrain along the New Mexico-Colorado border has charred more than 25,000 acres and has destroyed more than a dozen structures.
Fire officials say 14 structures, including outbuildings and uninhabited hunting cabins, have burned. Officials say none of the structures were primary residences.
Crews... more »
September 20, 2010 4:02 PM
A wildfire sparked at a Utah firing range has destroyed four homes.
More than 1,600 homes have been evacuated after the fire broke out during a National Guard training session and blazed across thousands of acres. But the fire that was threatening the small community of Herriman has now... more »
September 17, 2010 8:25 AM
Insurance industry officials believe the fire that scorched about 6,200 acres west of Boulder will be the costliest in Colorado's history, surpassing the 2002 Hayman fire that blackened 138,000 acres.
Carole Walker of the Rocky Mountain Insurance Information Association said Thursday that the wildfire will be the state's most... more »
September 17, 2010 8:18 AM
A wildfire that destroyed two homes in Colorado's northern foothills and drove at least 100 people out of their homes has been contained.
The fire west of Loveland was declared fully contained Thursday night. It was the second major Colorado wildfire to break out in less than a week.... more »
September 16, 2010 8:32 AM
Residents forced out of their homes by a northern Colorado wildfire have been allowed to go home and crews have contained 65 percent of the blaze that was started by two people burning brush.
Federal fire managers say the high winds predicted for Wednesday didn't develop, allowing firefighters to... more »
September 14, 2010 4:22 PM
Authorities battling a wildfire in the northern Colorado foothills are letting some residents back into the evacuation area to check on their homes.
Fire managers said Tuesday they hope the residents leave again by evening. But authorities have said they realize some people will stay, even though the fire... more »
September 13, 2010 8:45 AM
A fast-moving wildfire erupted Sunday in west of Loveland, destroying at least one home and threatening others.
Four helicopters and four air tankers are helping about 80 firefighters trying to contain the new fire. It has burned about 600 acres, or just under a square mile. The new wildfire... more »
September 9, 2010 5:12 PM
Boulder County residents allowed to return to their homes for the first time since a wildfire exploded Monday are against being hustled out of the area, as winds are kicking-up earlier than expected. The forecast is for wind gusts 45 - 60 mph--exactly what fire bosses don't need.
The... more »
September 9, 2010 8:32 AM
Firefighters are still trying to gain the upper hand on a wildfire burning near Boulder. But with dozens of homes destroyed, county officials are starting to make plans to help people who won't have homes to return to once the fire is out.
Authorities say a wildfire that has... more »
September 8, 2010 9:16 AM
Flames swept through at least two dozen Detroit homes, fanned by strong winds that toppled power lines across the city and knocked out service to at least 113,000 Michigan homes and businesses.
Tuesday night's fires were scattered through at least three neighborhoods, including along several blocks on the east... more »
September 7, 2010 4:23 PM
Firefighters ramped up their battle Tuesday against a wildfire that forced about 3,000 people to flee their homes as the wind-whipped blaze filled the surrounding canyon with heavy smoke and flames.
Boulder County Sheriff Joe Pelle says the fire has burned about 7,100 acres, or 11 square miles. Authorities... more »
July 28, 2010 8:10 AM
Two wildfires that erupted and spread quickly in Southern California have destroyed dozens of homes and forced evacuations in remote areas of the state's Kern County.
The most destructive of the fires was burning about 10 miles southeast of Tehachapi, a city located in a mountainous area between Bakersfield... more »
July 19, 2010 8:28 AM
A wildfire in central Washington has covered parts of nearby Yakima in smoke, destroyed at least three homes and threatened others while growing to 10,000 acres.
The fire started Sunday afternoon about 10 miles west of the city's downtown. Blustery winds began to ease somewhat late yesterday, giving firefighters... more »
December 30, 2009 9:17 AM
Hundreds of people in western Australia have fled ahead of a wildfire that has destroyed nearly 40 homes. At least three people were injured as two major blazes burned out of control after breaking out Tuesday in a wheat and sheep farming district north of the coastal city of Perth.... more »
September 5, 2009 9:49 AM
The ferocious wildfire burning north of Los Angeles is now a creeping giant, steadily chewing through thick and dry chaparral on its eastern flank. While crews report good progress, the blaze that's claimed the lives of two firefighters is still far from being fully contained. The huge wildfire has burned... more »