As extreme drought encroached on Colorado and much of the Southwest this year, many eyes turned to the weekly U.S. Drought Monitor map.
The investigation into the cause of the fire has been completed, but an outside probe is being conducted to vet the results before release.
The Colorado tribe was one of 133 nationwide to receive grant money from the Justice Department for law enforcement.
Colorado's drought monitor shows some improvement in Central Colorado, however much of the western portion of the state is still under "severe drought" or worse.
Coal-fired engines can produce sparks that could ignite a wildfire.
The EPA said this week it is making progress on reviewing about 380 claims for lost income, fallen property values and other losses.
Wildfire threats in Colorado and across the Southwest have been significantly dampened by the monsoon season, but national fire and climatology experts said Wednesday the region is still grappling with the long-term effects of drought.
While dry summers aren’t new, a winter and spring with little snow and rain have pushed parts of the state to get drier, faster.
Currently more than 80 percent of the state is in some form of drought.