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  • Evacuation order canceled for residents near wildfire southwest of Conifer in Jefferson County

    JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo. — An evacuation order was lifted Friday eveningĀ  for residents near a small wildfire that was burning in the Wamblee Trail area southwest of Conifer. The order had affected people in about 20 homes. But quick work by firefighters reduced any potential threat from this fire. The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office said the fire near 13800 Wamblee Trail is about 2.5 acres. No structures are immediately threatened . North Fork Fire, Platte Canyon Fire, the US Forest […]

  • Partial collapse causes major damage to building in west Denver

    DENVER — A residential building in Denver has major damage after it partially collapsed Friday afternoon. The Denver Fire Department responded to 1646 Winona Court. That’s just south of Sloan’s Lake. There were no injuries. There was no information provided about what caused the collapse. Video from SkyFOX showed the roof caved-in on the small apartment building. Walls on the outside of the two story structure cracked. The American Red Cross was assisting the residents who were displaced.  

  • Evacuation order lifted for residents affected by Buffalo Fire in Summit County

    SUMMIT COUNTY, Colo. — The Summit County sheriff lifted the mandatory evacuation order Thursday afternoon for people in about 1,300 homes near Silverthorne. The Buffalo Fire forced them out of their homes after it started on Tuesday morning. Residents of the Mesa Cortina and Wildernest subdivisions were allowed to return home. Those residents were still under a pre-evacuation order in case they needed to leave again. Residents needed to present ID to get back into their neighborhoods. The Buffalo Fire […]

  • Suspected drunk driver hits, kills 13-year-old in Loveland

    LOVELAND, Colo. — A 13-year-old boy died when he was hit by a suspected drunk driver in Loveland Friday night. Loveland police said they responded to the 4000 block of North Wilson Avenue where a truck had hit a pedestrian just after 9:30 p.m. On Saturday afternoon, authorities identified the victim as Gavin Myers. A police statement says Richard Roy Swanson, 47 of Loveland, was arrested for investigation of vehicular homicide, careless driving resulting in death and driving while under […]

  • Burro Fire burns near 416 Fire in southwestern Colorado

    MONTEZUMA COUNTY, Colo. — A wildfire broke out in southwestern Colorado Friday not too far from the 416 Fire. The Burro Fire was burning on U.S. Forest Service land about 22 miles northwest of Durango in Montezuma County. “The fire is burning downhill towards Bear Creek in timber and heavy fuels with torching and spotting … high rate of spread with a south/southwest wind,” A forest service spokesperson said. The San Juan National Forest office of the U.S. Forest Service […]

  • Fatal crash, carjacking shuts down roads at US 36 and Federal in Westminster

    WESTMINSTER, Colo. — Police in northwest Denver were investigating a fatal crash and carjacking Saturday morning that happened at US 36 and Federal Boulevard in Westminster. It started around 7 a.m. according to Westminster police. The driver of the crashed vehicle is accused of carjacking another vehicle from a woman who stopped at the scene. Police said that vehicle crashed at West 91st Avenue and Sheridan Boulevard. The suspect was taken into custody. Westminster police said they received a 911 […]

  • Man injured in fire that destroyed van he uses for his business

    THORNTON, Colo. — The owner of a van that caught fire was injured while he tried to remove supplies from it Saturday morning. The Thornton Fire Department says it happened in an apartment complex parking lot in the 300 block of East 88th Avenue. The man’s van and a minivan sitting next to it were used for a flooring business he owns. The van is a total loss and the minivan next to it, which was also used for the […]

  • Fremont County deputy arrested, charged with evidence tampering and misconduct

    CANON CITY, Colo. — A Fremont County Sheriff’s deputy has been arrested and is being held on several charges including tampering with evidence and official misconduct. The Sheriff’s office said Deputy Christopher Pape, 30, was arrested Friday following an investigation by the Pueblo County Sheriff’s Office. He faces the following charges: Attempt to influence a public servant Forgery of public record Tampering with physical evidence – destruction Theft $5,000-$20,000 Official misconduct (2 counts) Abuse of public records – false entry […]

  • House fire in Littleton spreads to neighboring homes; 2 firefighters injured

    LITTLETON, Colo. — A house fire in a Littleton neighborhood spread to neighboring homes late Friday afternoon. Two homes next door to each other were severely damaged in the 7900 block of South Bemis Circle. A little bit later, fire was seen on the roof of a home down the street from the other two houses that burned. That fire was reported in the 7900 block of South Bemis Street. Littleton Fire Rescue said two firefighters were transported to the […]

  • 2 wildfires put some Douglas County residents on pre-evacuation notice

    DOUGLAS COUNTY, Colo. — Two wildfires in Douglas County have put residents on a pre-evacuation notice Friday afternoon in the area of Dakan Road and Majestic Mountain Road. The fires are burning in an area north of Perry Park. The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office said one of fires has been contained. Officials were waiting for reports from firefighters on the status of the second fire. We will update this story with more information when we receive it.

  • Crash kills woman, girl on Highway 85 in Fort Lupton

    FORT LUPTON, Colo. — A woman and girl were killed in a two vehicle crash in Fort Lupton on Thursday evening. The crash happened on U.S. Highway 85 and 14th Street. The northbound lanes of Highway 85 were closed during the investigation. Details about how it happened, or about the victims had not been released late Thursday. There was no word on whether other people were hurt.

  • 2-year-old reported missing from Thornton found safe in Nebraska; Amber Alert canceled

    THORNTON, Colo. — An Amber Alert was canceled late Thursday night after a 2-year-old girl missing from Thornton was found safe, police said. The Nebraska State Patrol located the girl in Saline County near the town of Friend, the Thornton Police Department said late Thursday night. The girl’s mother, Donetta Phipps, was in custody. The Colorado Bureau of Investigation said the girl was last seen around noon in the area of 136th Avenue and Holly Street. Police said Donetta Phipps […]