• Firefighters scope out houses to save during evacuation drill in Colorado Springs

    By STEPHEN HOBBS stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Updated: 1 hr ago

    Larkspur Fire Marshal Randy Johnson drove through a residential neighborhood in Colorado Springs looking for houses he could save. He had identified a safe location where his 13-peron fire crew could assemble, listened for updates on the status of the fire and surveyed roofing and...

  • Colorado forest service gives 5,000 trees to Black Forest homeowners

    BY RYAN MAYE HANDY ryanmaye.handy@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Apr 23, 2015

    The Colorado State Forest Service and the Arbor Day Foundation have donated 10,000 trees to residents of Black Forest in El Paso County and the Big Thompson Canyon in Larimer County. Five thousand trees will go to each community. In Black Forest, the trees will be given to homeowners...

  • Residents asked to stay inside because of Pueblo fire

    Associated Press
    Updated: Sun, Apr 19, 2015

    A fire broke out in Pueblo early Sunday morning almost causing some residents to vacate their homes. The Pueblo County Sheriff's office and Rural Fire responded to a fire on the property of American Iron and Metal on the 1800 block of La Crosse Ave. Highway 50C is  closed...

  • Crews battle blaze at oil, gas wastewater site in Greeley

    Associated Press
    Updated: Fri, Apr 17, 2015

    Greeley firefighters were on the scene of a fire at the site of a wastewater injection well just northeast of the Greeley-Weld County Airport. It wasn’t immediately clear how the fire began, however, firefighters had the fire contained and were working with officials from NGL Water...

  • Lightning strike blamed for Colorado Springs structure fire

    By STEPHEN HOBBS stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Apr 17, 2015

    Colorado Springs firefighters contained a structure fire Friday morning that they believe was caused by a lightning strike. The fire, at 3250 Cedar Heights Drive, was reported around 9 a.m. It is northwest of downtown Colorado Springs. The fire was contained before 9:20 a.m.

  • Colorado Springs apartment fire forces evacuation, damages two units

    By chhun sun chhun.sun@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Apr 17, 2015

    An apartment fire at a southwest Colorado Springs apartment complex forced families to evacuate and damaged two units deemed uninhabitable. Firefighters responded to a call about 3:21 a.m. Friday to the Cheyenne Crest Apartments on the 4100 block of Westmeadow Drive, according to...

  • Child helps save family during Colorado Springs house fire

    By chhun sun chhun.sun@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Apr 16, 2015

    An alert child is credited with saving two families from a fire that ignited early Thursday morning, according to Gazette news partner KKTV. The fire began around 1:30 a.m., when occupants of a house in the 1800 block of Pejn Avenue were sleeping, KKTV reported. The child woke up...

  • Fire prediction technology bill moves through Colorado House

    BY MEGAN SCHRADER AND RYAN MAYE HANDY The Gazette -
    Updated: Thu, Apr 16, 2015

    DENVER - The National Center for Atmospheric Research has fire behavior prediction software that could save lives during a wildfire. When NCAR runs the program using the exact conditions of the Yarnell Hill fire that killed 19 Arizona firefighters in 2013, it predicts the unexpected...

  • Colorado Springs watershed will finally get restoration plan

    The Gazette -
    Updated: Thu, Apr 16, 2015

    A $300,000 state grant will help create a flood restoration plan for the Monument Creek watershed, it was announced Wednesday. The 2012 Waldo Canyon fire killed two people and destroyed 346 homes in Colorado Springs. It also denuded hillsides, setting the stage for floods in 2013 that...

  • Man dead after house fire in Castle Rock

    Associated Press
    Updated: Wed, Apr 15, 2015

    CASTLE ROCK — Firefighters say one man is dead after a house fire in Castle Rock. The fire was reported just after 4:30 a.m. Wednesday by neighbors. Firefighters found a man inside the home but were unable to resuscitate him. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Firefighters say...

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