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. Mary

    Ooops, I meant HUMONGOUS
    Note to self ...

    March 29, 2012 at 10:55 pm | Report abuse |
  2. raven

    Oh superman, superman, superman, I can be negative, I can be angry, but I'm not. But, thanks for your concern.

    March 29, 2012 at 10:59 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Mary

    @ Superman, Raven *was* right in that post. You have to be leary of who to converse with, remember this a BOX and behind it are real people who can cover who they really are by words.
    Those are the ones with no life.
    Hello raven

    March 29, 2012 at 10:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mary

      Please stop trolling me. Get a life.

      March 29, 2012 at 11:03 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Mary

    That is not banasy.

    March 29, 2012 at 11:02 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Mary

    That isn't banasy. That is me.

    March 29, 2012 at 11:04 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Mary

    @ Superman, We are all human and have the same emotions
    Love, hurt, anger, happiness, pride, ect ... No one is better than the other. But when one turns others against one or two specific people, that person is acting out in a sinister fashion

    @raven, do not pay any attention to him. He obviously didn't read your previous post
    I enjoy when people are honest and you seem to be one.

    March 29, 2012 at 11:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mary

      LMAO! Yeah, you go with your sinister self!

      March 29, 2012 at 11:14 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Greek American

    Quit trolling me. i looked up your IP address. Hahahahaha, hamsta!

    March 29, 2012 at 11:06 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Mary

    @ hamsta, Just watch and read. Then you can draw your own conclusions.

    March 29, 2012 at 11:07 pm | Report abuse |
  9. hamsta

    You've been talking to me.

    March 29, 2012 at 11:07 pm | Report abuse |
  10. hamsta

    Mary, I'm a troll, too. Haven't you noticed I suddenly know how to use punctuation?

    March 29, 2012 at 11:09 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Mary

    Okie dokie hamsta or troll. The real Mary who never trolls anyone else name... signing off


    March 29, 2012 at 11:09 pm | Report abuse |
  12. raven

    Clever...the ca-reepy thing....I do say that...boards allllll yours...

    March 29, 2012 at 11:31 pm | Report abuse |
  13. chrissy

    raaaavennnn! Waddup girl? And how have you been? 🙂

    March 29, 2012 at 11:51 pm | Report abuse |
  14. chrissy

    @ superman, youre still posting? I thought you would be wore out all that fresh air and all! Lmao.

    March 29, 2012 at 11:58 pm | Report abuse |
  15. raven

    Who said I was going to bed?? And who said I was p! Ssed??And chrissy!!! How are you?? I'm doing well.

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