• Waldo Canyon, Black Forest fire victims see dissimilar outcomes

    By Maria St. louis-sanchez maria.sanchez@gazette.com
    Updated: Thu, Jun 11, 2015

    It was the worst of fires - and then came another one even worse. It was a fire in a subdivision and then it was one in a wooded, rural community. It was a fire of quick rebuilding and then it was one where the landscape won't return for a generation. The month of June marks the...

  • Insurance deadline looms for victims of 2013 Black Forest fire

    By Maria St. louis-sanchez maria.sanchez@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Jun 11, 2015

    The second anniversary of the Black Forest fire on Thursday brings a deadline for many fire victims: it will be their last chance to sue their insurance companies and their last chance to seek to collect the full amount of money they are owed to replace belongings. "We don't want...

  • Fire forces evacuation of Colorado Springs taco shop

    BY KASSONDRA CLOOS kassondra.cloos@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Jun 10, 2015

    A rooftop restaurant fire evacuated about six businesses Wednesday afternoon on North Academy Boulevard. Colorado Springs firefighters responded to Nacos Tacos at 233 N. Academy Blvd. shortly after 3 p.m. after receiving multiple calls about a fire at the restaurant. Flames were...

  • Feds say Southwest, Northwest could see catastrophic fires

    The Associated Press
    Updated: Tue, Jun 9, 2015

    DENVER — Despite a wet spring over much of the nation, the Obama administration warned Tuesday of potentially catastrophic wildfires this summer, especially in the Southwest and Northwest. "We've been very fortunate here in the central part of the country to have above-normal...

  • Colorado senators' report: Bureaucratic squabbles hurt wildfire prevention

    By ryan maye Handy ryanmaye.handy@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Jun 9, 2015

    Colorado U.S. Sens. Michael Bennet and Cory Gardner brought a report on wildfire mitigation back to Washington, D.C., last week after the report found that congressional squabbles and federal bureaucracy are among the obstacles standing in the way of healthier forests. The report,...

  • Cause of death released on mother who died in Colorado Springs motel fire

    By Ellie mulder ellie.mulder@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Jun 8, 2015

    Brandy Jones, the 33-year-old mother of the family found in a motel fire May 30, died of smoke inhalation, Colorado Springs police said. Jones died of her injuries Thursday, just days after two of her children, 2-year-old Cheyenne and 4-year-old Wade, died from smoke inhalation....

  • Fire training scheduled near Highway 115

    By chhun sun chhun.sun@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Jun 8, 2015

    If you've seen smoke or fire near South Academy Boulevard and Colorado Highway 115, don't panic: It's a planned event. The Cheyenne Mountain AFS Fire Department said that fire training exercises would begin at 9:30 a.m. Monday at the training center near South Academy and 115. "This...

  • Cat dies in house fire in El Paso County

    The Gazette -
    Updated: Sat, Jun 6, 2015

    One cat died in a house fire early Saturday while the residents and their four dogs were at a dog park. Firefighters safely retrieved four other cats from the home in the Claremont Ranch neighborhood in El Paso County, said Robin Widmar, spokeswoman for the Falcon Fire Protection...

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