Wildfires destroy lives and homes, choke the air with smoke and cost the state hundreds of millions of dollars to fight.
But in Colorado, officials don’t know how the majority of human-caused wildfires start. No other state in the West has a worse record when it comes to finding a cause. Even the largest, most destructive human-caused fires — East Troublesome, Cameron Peak, Waldo Canyon, Black Forest — remain unsolved. No known cause, and no arrests.
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