More Fire Articles

  • Bear cub burned in Washington wildfire recovering

    The Associated Press
    Updated: Mon, Aug 18, 2014

    WENATCHEE, Wash. (AP) — A black-bear cub burned in a devastating Washington state wildfire is making a slow recovery at a California wildlife center. The cub, named Cinder, still has third-degree burns on her paws that require new bandages every other day, and she's still on pain...

  • New planes could have helped firefighters locate Waldo Canyon fire before it grew

    By RYAN HANDY Special to The Gazette -
    Updated: Mon, Aug 18, 2014

    On the searing-hot morning of June 23, 2012, Chris Como and his wife were hiking on Waldo Canyon trail when they saw a puff of smoke. "I guess it was around noon, and my wife was looking over my shoulder," Como recalled two years later. She thought she saw something; he saw nothing....

  • 'A game-changer:' PC-12s put Colorado firefighters ahead of the curve

    By RYAN HANDY Special to The Gazette -
    Updated: Mon, Aug 18, 2014

    State officials closed the deal last week to add two rare multimission aircraft to Colorado's Firefighting Air Corps, a move that will usher in a new age of tech-savvy firefighting. The two PC-12s will be equipped with remote sensing thermal technology designed to see through smoke,...

  • Technology will make mapping fires more timely, accurate

    By RYAN HANDY Special to The Gazette -
    Updated: Mon, Aug 18, 2014

    When he thinks of fire maps, fire researcher Phil Riggan thinks of a story. In it, a Western governor grappling with a catastrophic wildfire asks a firefighter to show him where the fire is. The firefighter points to a map, a classic firefighting tool put together every 12 hours with...

  • New Pavilion adds to Black Forest Festival celebration

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sun, Aug 17, 2014

    It's back. The feeling that there's something great to celebrate returned to Black Forest Saturday, during the community's annual homegrown street festival. And this year, the 2,000 or so residents and friends welcomed a new, permanent addition that many believe will bring more of a...

  • Black Forest Fire Chief Harvey appears to have resigned

    by lisa walton lisa.walton@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Aug 15, 2014

    Black Forest Fire Chief Bob Harvey has resigned, the Black Forest Fire Rescue District board chairman said Thursday. "He came and cleaned out his office yesterday," said chairman Rick McMorran, who called the action baffling. "He hasn't said anything directly to the board,"...

  • Weather helps fight wildfire near Rocky Mountain National Park

    Associated Press
    Updated: Wed, Aug 13, 2014

    ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK — Authorities say weather conditions have helped them make progress fighting a small wildfire burning near the west entrance to Rocky Mountain National Park. Park spokeswoman Kyle Patterson said Wednesday that calm winds and higher humidity helped...

  • Residents still confused about how to get help after wildfires, flooding

    By matt steiner matt.steiner@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Aug 12, 2014

    A meeting Monday evening in Manitou Springs about federal recovery money illustrated the confusion some local residents still have about how to get help after wildfires and flooding of the past few years. During the meeting, Colorado's Deputy Chief Recovery Officer Iain Hyde...

  • Governor tours Colorado Springs fire stations, receives endorsement from state firefighters union

    By MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sat, Aug 9, 2014

    Colorado's firefighters union endorsed Gov. John Hickenlooper on Friday with the group's president praising the governor's dedication to the safety of firefighters. "The governor has shown strong leadership and truly cares about firefighters," Mike Rogers, president of Colorado...

  • Couple who lost their home in Black Forest Fire to be awarded Keeper of the Keys

    By Carol McGraw carol.mcgraw@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sat, Aug 9, 2014

    The Keeper of the Keys. It sounds like a character's title in the TV fantasy "Game of Thrones." Ray Rozak and his wife, Lin, could star in the epic tale. But their life's saga is story enough. The Keepers title will be bestowed on them Sunday at the Black Forest Community Hall. The...

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