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  • Upper Mailbox Fire burns 474 acres in Montrose County, 35 percent contained

    REDVALE,  Colo. — A wildfire burning in Montrose County has grown to nearly 500 acres. However, containment has reached 35 percent Sunday due to favorable weather conditions. The wildfire is located 4 miles northeast of the town of Redvale near the southern border of Montrose County. The fire is burning public and private land close to the San Miguel River. A Type 3 Incident Management Team assumed command of the fire beginning Sunday. Also known as the Upper Mailbox Fire, […]

  • Surveillance video captures thieves stealing bikes from Golden shop

    GOLDEN, Colo. — A popular bicycle shop in Golden said thieves stole $50,000 worth of bikes around 4:30 a.m. Saturday. Surveillance footage shows what appears to be two people breaking into the Golden Bike Shop. “They smashed in the front window and made off with about $50,000 worth of high-end bikes,” the shop said in a Facebook post that included a short clip of the surveillance footage. Nearly 50,000 people follow the shop’s Facebook page. “It was really violent. And […]

  • Hundreds of additional 416 Fire evacuees allowed to return home

    LA PLATA COUNTY, Colo. — Mandatory evacuation orders have been lifted for several hundred more Coloradans who live and work near the 416 Fire burning in southwestern Colorado. Beginning 8 a.m. Sunday, people will be able to return to homes and businesses on both east and west sides of U.S. Highway 550 between Glacier Club and Needles. The area includes Haviland Lake, Electra Lake and Lakewood Meadows. The 284 residences and two businesses in the area will remain under a […]

  • Air, ground crews fighting wildfire in Pueblo County

    PUEBLO COUNTY, Colo. — Crews from a number of agencies are fighting a new wildfire in southern Pueblo County. Also known as the Cedarwood Station Fire, the Pueblo County Sheriff’s Office first tweeted about the fire just before 3:15 p.m. Saturday. It said the fire is burning prairie and cedar trees about 10 miles southeast of Colorado City. No structures are currently threatened. The fire has burned about 4.5 acres. As of approximately 7:30 p.m. Saturday, containment was at 15 percent, […]

  • Badger Creek Fire near Wyoming-Colorado border grows to more than 19,000 acres

    ALBANY COUNTY, Wyo. — A fire burning in southeastern Wyoming very close to the Colorado border has grown to 19,243 acres, according to an official update released Saturday evening. However, crews are expecting more favorable weather conditions during the next few days. The fire has grown rapidly since it began on Sunday, June 10. It is located about 2 miles north of the Colorado state line in the Medicine Bow National Forest. A number of evacuations have been issued. Communities under […]

  • 416 Fire grows to more than 34,000 acres, weather conditions improve

    LA PLATA COUNTY, Colo. — While the 416 Fire continues to grow in southwestern Colorado, weather conditions have become much more favorable for firefighting efforts. The fire had burned 34,161 acres as of Saturday evening. There are 1,111 people fighting the fire and it is 25 percent contained. On Friday, hundreds of evacuees were allowed to return home, although they did remain under a pre-evacuation notice. Much of the fire area had already received a quarter inch of rain Saturday, […]

  • Westminster shooting suspect followed victims, court document says

    WESTMINSTER, Colo. — A court document reveals new details about what investigators believe happened leading up to and during a fatal shooting outside a Westminster dental office Thursday afternoon. The document is an affidavit for a search warrant. FOX31 received the document from the Adams County Combined Court. According to the affidavit, Jeremy Webster, 23, followed a woman and her three children into a parking lot near West 80th Avenue and Sheridan Boulevard. Westminster police believe it was a case of […]

  • Water World reopens following closure for possible water contamination

    FEDERAL HEIGHTS, Colo. — The Denver area’s largest water park reopened Friday after being closed Thursday due to possible water contamination. On Wednesday, the Tri-County Health Department said untreated water at Water World might have affected drinking fountains and been used to make ice, drinks and food at concession stands on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. The water contamination might have happened because of a power outage and subsequent repair of a broken valve that “likely allowed water from an irrigation […]

  • Some 416 Fire mandatory evacuation orders lifted, hundreds can return home

    DURANGO, Colo. — Hundreds of residents forced to leave their homes by the 416 Fire in southwest Colorado wildfire have been allowed to return. La Plata County officials said the occupants of 761 homes and 94 businesses can begin returning at 12 p.m. Friday. The mandatory evacuation orders have been lifted for both sides of U.S. Highway 550 between mile marker 46.5 and the San Juan County line to the north. The area includes the Two Dogs, Twilight Peaks and […]

  • Lakewood police asking for public’s help in finding fatal hit-and-run driver

    LAKEWOOD, Colo. — Investigators in Lakewood are hoping the public can help them track down the person who struck and killed a pedestrian with their truck last weekend. Police said around 3:40 a.m. Saturday, June 9, a black four-door Chevrolet Silverado hit a pedestrian at 4th Avenue and Union Boulevard, killing them. The truck was last seen going southbound on Kipling Street at Hampden Avenue. The Chevy has several small black grille pieces missing and likely has some damage on […]

  • Bocco Fire in Eagle County 100 percent contained

    EAGLE COUNTY, Colo. — Crews have reached 100 percent containment of the Bocco Fire burning near Wolcott. The Eagle County Sheriff provided the containment update Friday afternoon. We are very happy to report that the #BoccoFire is 100% contained. — Eagle County Sheriff (@EagleCountySO) June 15, 2018 Evacuation orders had been lifted Tuesday, when containment was at 50 percent. The wildfire has burned at least 415 acres. It began Saturday.  The burn area is near Highway 131 north of Interstate […]

  • Three dogs killed in Centennial house fire

    CENTENNIAL, Colo. — Three dogs have died in a fire at a Centennial home, according to South Metro Fire and Rescue. The deaths were due to “heavy smoke conditions,” the fire department said. Firefighters tried to revive the animals with canine CPR, but were unsuccessful. The fire happened on the 5800 block of South Pagosa Way near the intersection of East Orchard and South Buckley Roads. No people were hurt in the fire. Pagosa Update – Fire is under control, […]