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. dazzle©

    Lol, not me above

    March 29, 2012 at 8:53 am | Report abuse |
  2. news blogger

    What's the name of this chatroom? Gossip Mongers? Much ado about nothings? Personal jibberishers? We don't even bother to read/just posters? Followed by the 'hearts on their sleevers', with theo old gray mares at full gallup?

    March 29, 2012 at 11:25 am | Report abuse |
  3. Mountain Man

    A controlled burn may have started this fire, but it is our ignorant forest service that keeps wildfires burning. How so? These idiots actually thin forests out...thinking that the dead undergrowth is fuel for a fire. Fire burns oxygen. Wind has a hard time blowing through a natural forest w/dense undergrowth. But when it comes to one altered by ignorant men (and women), the wind blows right through, and a forest fire is fueled as never before man came along.

    March 29, 2012 at 11:53 am | Report abuse |
  4. Tebowite

    For the Lord looked downeth upon thy summit of Mile High and saw the exhile of his only begotten son, Timmothy, to the lands of the Jersey Shore. The lands of Colorado thus felt the wrath of Tebow's father as the lands burned and the waters went dry.

    March 29, 2012 at 12:10 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Bastian Avser

    VIOLENT WORLD PSYCHIATRY-PSYCHOLOGY REVEALED(mindless mkultra crimes performed by police and psychiatrists/psychologists)

    USE OF MKULTRA + HUNGER GAMES TODAY....STATE OF THE ART EXPLANATION ON MIND CONTROL TECHNIQUES(violent world of government psychiatry/psychology and police revealed..... learn exactly per how is done and by whom... use of psychology/psychiatry for mass population or ethnic cleansing as well as crimes to which we witness daily on behalf of Zionism/communism/liberalism). SELF ELECTED GOVERNMENTS GOING AS FAR AS USING PEDOPHILIA TO RESOLVE THEIR MINDLESS CRIMINAL POLITICAL ISSUES AGAINST TARGETED VICTIMS WHILE BLAIMING IT ALL ON CHURCH !!!

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    All related to WHITES ARE NOT WELCOME IN AMERICA ANY LONGER !!! http://www.youtube.com/user/BostjanAvsec or rather http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xleq3o OBAMA'S HEALTH CARE RECORDED LIVE IN 2009 !!! EXILING WHITES(US citizens) WITH EXTREME PREJUDICE AND IMPORTING NON WHITES IMMIGRATION REQUIREMENTS FREE !!! WHY TO ACCEPT LIABILITIES FOR CRIMES COMMITTED WHEN WE CAN SIMPLY ASSASSINATE OUR VICTIMS(YOU) THANKS TO HUMAN RIGHTS ORGANIZATIONS AND FREE PRESS/MEDIA(most severe CENSORSHIP OF GENOCIDE in entire history of human kind) !! NOT HUMAN RIGHTS COURTS, BUT ORGANIZERS OF GENOCIDE AGAINST WHITES AND SPONSORS OF BOGUS "MULTICULTURALISM" CLAIMS AT EXPENSE OF WHITES !!!

    REMINDER...MY YOUTUBE ACCOUNT WAS HIJACKED(March 07th, 2012) BY US GOVERNMENT WHILE PRIMARY E-MAIL AS WELL AS BLOGS WERE ALL SHUT DOWN FOR THE SAKE OF CENSORSHIP REGARDING GENOCIDE AGAINST ME PERSONALLY THAT INVOLVED ABDUCTIONS / MK-ULTRA BRAINWASHING / FORCED BRAIN ELECTRODE – CHIP IMPLANTS / HUMAN EXPERIMENTATION / BLACKLISTING / FORCEFUL UNEMPLOYMENT AND ASSASSINATIONS AGAINST WHITE(under "NAZI" lie) CIVILIAN POPULATION TODAY IN 2011/2012 ACROSS THE EUROPE AND NORTHERN AMERICA !!!

    March 29, 2012 at 2:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • BOMBO ©

      Meh. You're still not as crazy as Andre Himes. Or Philip. Keep working at it.

      March 29, 2012 at 4:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • BOMBO ©

      I take it back. That last paragraph put you over the top. Much better than the mark on Andre Himes forehead that he keeps referring to (placed there by something-or-other). Cheers to you!

      March 29, 2012 at 4:23 pm | Report abuse |
  6. banasy©

    @'news" blogger:
    Start your own blog, then you won't have to bother with the likes of people you are complaining about.

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    I know several people in Colorado; here's hoping they stay safe no matter WHAT the reason for the fire burning out of control.

    March 29, 2012 at 2:16 pm | Report abuse |
  7. reasons don't matter?

    Is it reasonable to assume that CNN built this website so old people would have a place to chat about squat? News, people! Not mindless squat, people.

    March 29, 2012 at 2:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • Shirley

      Surely people can find equal ground for your blogging pleasure. Complain all you want, nothing is going to change. It is as much my right to dismiss what's being posted as it is yours. If one doesn't like it, they have two choices: put up with it or go elswehere.

      March 29, 2012 at 4:28 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Mary

    @ reasons don't matter?
    HERE HERE !!!
    Much agreed!

    March 29, 2012 at 4:10 pm | Report abuse |
  9. BOMBO ©

    I've said it before and I'll say it again. It doesn't matter if it's a news blog, an automotive blog, a pro wrestling blog, or whatever. They're all pretty much like this. I'm not saying it's right, or good. I'm just saying it is. Just find a group you are comfortable talking to (or trolling) and stick with them.

    March 29, 2012 at 4:16 pm | Report abuse |
  10. raven

    Wonder how they told the families of the victims and people who lost their homes...whoopsies! Our bad!

    March 29, 2012 at 4:35 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Mary

    I believe we all need to face the fact that free speech goes both ways and to try and run some one off or stop them all together is acting out in a dictatorial manner.
    Moreover, it is WRONG to barge in on someones conversation as well with ONES HUMUNGOUS MOUTH

    March 29, 2012 at 4:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • Shirley

      This is basically what I just said. Aren't you doing the same thing you are complaining about?

      March 29, 2012 at 4:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • Spong Bob

      Yes, it is rude to barge in on somebody's conversation...so why do people like you insist on doing it? LOLOL. Didn't that happen at the top of this page? Someone interrupted someone else's conversation? LOLOL. By complaining that they didn't like the conversation? LOLOL.

      March 29, 2012 at 4:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mr Bargy

      I'd just like to say how rude everyone is for barging in and complaining about people who barge in.

      March 29, 2012 at 5:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • Schoolmarm

      1) It is spelled h u m o n g o u s.
      2) You are as guilty of doing the same thing as those you are railing against.
      3) You have also tried to stop people from exercising their right to free speech, as indicated above.
      4) Do not be a hypocrite.

      March 29, 2012 at 5:03 pm | Report abuse |
  12. BOMBO © off his medication

    I was given the task by the great amphibian (hugo) of the swamp of empathy, to inform the world of the many keyholes of yore. These keyholes are meant as the way to understand the further dimensionality of our very existance. But why, oh bombo, are we meant to wallow in this mud filled stadium while the elite socialists bathe in the blood of elves? I wish I knew the answer to that. But I know one who does.

    The government does not want us to find out they concoct these elaborate SCHEMES to distract the general population from the greater truths, as they have for centuries. During the generation that I studied under hugo, he reminded me repeatedly that hats are eveil, and we should do all we can to bring about the great metamorphesis of JUPITER so that fissil fuels would no longer be necessary.

    They will discredit me and try to melt my brain. But I can assure you that it will be impossible, for I am thoroughly insulated. Hugo would see to it that they meet their DOOM.

    March 29, 2012 at 4:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • leeintulsa

      @bombo: is hugo the reptilian paris hilton ran into in mr slave's colon?

      'keep moving, paris hilton, or you will surely die.'

      the greatest adventure...

      March 29, 2012 at 4:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • BOMBO ©

      I don't know. I just took my pill. So it's gone now.

      March 29, 2012 at 4:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      What a masterpiece, BOMBO ©.
      Goes with a lot of other fiction I read here...lol

      March 29, 2012 at 5:47 pm | Report abuse |
  13. raven

    I think it's ironic that the people who complain most are the worst offenders. Oh sure, they are saccharine sweet now, but I remember a time when these same people tried to force their will on others. They yelled in all caps barging into others conversations, cruised these very boards in romantic interest, had many breakdowns saying they were "gone" when called out on these issues. But they always return, mostly to troll and criticize other posters.

    March 29, 2012 at 5:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Hey, m.s.
      Some people forget that we have long memories, and remember when they first came on.
      Hypocrisy at it's best.
      But we knew that, lol.

      March 29, 2012 at 5:55 pm | Report abuse |
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    well spoken guys.

    March 29, 2012 at 5:51 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Superman

    @@@@everybody ,,,,, im going to have a phone made for everybody to have that has an extra accessary on it it will have an "BARGE IN BUTTON" and every one will be happy,,,,,,,,,,,, yours dearly,, gay superman im kryprtonit resistant

    March 29, 2012 at 7:41 pm | Report abuse |
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