March 29th, 2012
04:18 AM ET

Firefighters continue to battle Colorado wildfire

Firefighters were hoping to make more progress Thursday on a deadly wildfire that torched more than 4,000 acres in a mountainous area near Denver.

After feverish battles by more than 500 firefighters, authorities said the blaze was about 15% contained Wednesday.

The Colorado Forest Service apologized for the wildfire after it was revealed that it was caused by a "controlled" burn that got out of control, killing at least two people.

"This is heartbreaking and we're sorry," State Forester Joe Duda told reporters Wednesday about the Lower North Fork Fire, which has scorched 4,140 acres in Jefferson County, destroying or damaging 27 houses and leaving a woman missing in addition to the two fatalities.

The revelation pushed Gov. John Hickenlooper to suspend such burns. A team is being formed to investigate how last Thursday's controlled burn re-erupted on Monday as a wildfire.


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  1. chrissy

    not me @ ll:55

    March 30, 2012 at 12:03 am | Report abuse |
  2. chrissy

    too many trolls on here these days. Lol. This is the lst day ive checked out the blogs in over a week, doesnt look like ive been missing much. And i havent seen you on in awhile. I was thinking of texting you the other day tho, but my mom was ill.

    March 30, 2012 at 12:09 am | Report abuse |
  3. Superman

    @@@raven,,,,,,@@@banasy,,,,,,,, i stand corrected! Its one way to get to know people here. Me and chrissy went through it to so all is cool!

    March 30, 2012 at 12:25 am | Report abuse |
  4. Superman

    @@@ starsheya,,,,,,,,,,, your cool with raven, every body has there own way of being here and expressing there selfs ,sometimes i can be a little brash, but like i said in my last entry thats how i get to know some people so its cool hope to talk to you soon! @@@@@raven SORRY! Youll find im very apologetic, time for bed.

    March 30, 2012 at 12:30 am | Report abuse |
  5. chrissy

    me and you went thru what superman??

    March 30, 2012 at 12:32 am | Report abuse |
  6. Scottish Mama

    Night Chrissy.

    March 30, 2012 at 12:33 am | Report abuse |
  7. chrissy

    Yep good nite mama! Ive had my fill of blogs for another week i think. Not as much fun as they once were lol.

    March 30, 2012 at 12:40 am | Report abuse |
  8. Superman

    @@@chrissy we got into it one night on here thats what i was reffering to. And tes im still good at 6 hrs sleep but you straightened me out that night i dont remember exactly what but you punched me in the nose on these blogs ,but i had it coming!

    March 30, 2012 at 1:58 am | Report abuse |
  9. chrissy

    lmao @ superman, you silly man, thank you for the laugh just now! But i would never punch you.

    March 30, 2012 at 4:11 am | Report abuse |
  10. O

    @@@chrissy i probably need it anyways

    March 30, 2012 at 11:36 am | Report abuse |
  11. Superman

    Not me at 11:36

    March 30, 2012 at 11:39 am | Report abuse |
  12. Superman

    @@@ chrissy how are you this morning? I could probably could use a good smack right about now, but only from you

    March 30, 2012 at 11:41 am | Report abuse |
  13. Red Alert

    I think this is code for a drug deal. Smack = heroine

    March 30, 2012 at 11:50 am | Report abuse |
  14. Superman

    @@@red alert your an idiot

    March 30, 2012 at 1:06 pm | Report abuse |
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    July 8, 2012 at 12:46 pm | Report abuse |
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