A commission begins meeting this week that will look into the cause and the fighting of the Lower North Fork fire in March. The fire caused more than $11,000,000 in damage and claimed the lives of an elderly couple. The fire was apparently caused by a prescribed burn that went out of control from heavy winds. It burned 4,500 acres in Conifer, a small town near Denver and was the first fire of an extremely damaging fire season. The five-member commission will be looking into the cause and the fighting of the fire to help improve fire response in the future. When the commission was created by the legislature, they also opened up the option of exceeding the state-mandated liability cap which now sits at $150,000 a person and $600,000 total.