More Fire Articles

  • Fallen Firefighter Memorial to be rebuilt after annual service in Colorado Springs

    By andrea sinclair -
    Updated: Tue, Sep 16, 2014

    A week after 168 union firefighters and emergency service personnel are honored Saturday in Colorado Springs, the landmark memorial where the annual service takes place will be rebuilt to make room for thousands of additional names. Nearly $4 million from the International...

  • Rampart Range Road could open in fall, but no timetable for Waldo Canyon Trail

    By lance benzel -
    Updated: Mon, Sep 15, 2014

    A closed portion of Rampart Range Road might reopen this fall, but don't count on a return to Waldo Canyon Trail anytime soon. That's the latest word from the U.S. Forest Service on two hot-button closures at popular recreation areas west of Colorado Springs. In an interview with...

  • Community comes together to honor heroes of Waldo Canyon fire

    By stephen hobbs -
    Updated: Sun, Sep 14, 2014

    Gary Tedeschi knew he was not dealing with a normal fire when he saw a sudden rush of deer and other animals coming toward him. The Colorado Springs police officer was aiding the crowd and traffic control effort in the Mountain Shadows neighborhood when flames sprung over a hill...

  • Weather slows Yosemite wildfire that dozens fled

    Updated: Mon, Sep 8, 2014

    YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) — Cooler weather on Monday slowed the spread of a wildfire that forced the helicopter evacuation of dozens of people from the famous Half Dome rock in Yosemite National Park. "We were pleasantly surprised with high humidity and scattered showers...

  • Chopping scorched Flying W trees a valuable experience for fire crews

    By andrea sinclair -
    Updated: Mon, Sep 8, 2014

    Chain saws roared and charred trees crashed on rain-moistened grass and brush at Flying W Ranch on Sunday, as a team of firefighters continued the daunting task of clearing nearly 1,600 acres of trees burned in the Waldo Canyon fire. The mitigation project is a partnership between the...

  • Firefighter uses drone to study burned buildings

    Associated Press
    Published: Sun, Sep 7, 2014

    WINDSOR — A volunteer firefighter with Windsor Severance Fire Rescue has found a way to incorporate a drone into his work. Loveland resident Mike Vickerman uses a drone he purchased in late July to help WSFR investigate fire-damaged structures and capture events in northern Colorado....

  • Dozens seek millions in suit against fire district, county and state

    By matt steiner -
    Updated: Fri, Sep 5, 2014

    Dozens of plaintiffs took action in mid-August to hold El Paso County, the state of Colorado and the Black Forest Fire Board of Directors accountable for losses sustained in the June 2013 Black Forest fire. A civil lawsuit, filed by Darrell Fortner on Aug. 16 in U.S. District Court...

  • Survivor identified in Cañon City house explosion

    The Gazette
    Updated: Thu, Sep 4, 2014

    The Fremont County Sheriff’s Office reported on its Facebook page early Thursday morning that a Cañon City neighborhood was evacuated after a home exploded due to a gas leak. Gazette news partner KKTV reported that around 2:30 a.m. that a man in his 30s was injured when his home at...

  • Volunteer fire crews understaffed

    By Katie Kuntz and Burt Hubbard Rocky Mountain PBS I-News -
    Updated: Mon, Sep 1, 2014

    Volunteer firefighters protect about half of Colorado's residents, with solely volunteer departments being responsible for about 70 percent of the state's land surface. And they are significantly understaffed. The Colorado State Fire Chiefs Association estimates that Colorado is...

  • Pueblo dispatch center sends local firefighters around the country

    by lisa walton -
    Updated: Thu, Aug 28, 2014

    Things are finally calming down for a Pueblo fire dispatch center that deployed regional firefighters to battle wildfires around the western United States this summer. "When Oregon and Idaho were really ramping up, in a one-week period we processed over 200 requests," said Tammy...