More Fire Articles

  • Colorado officials advise more fire compensation

    Associated Press -
    Published: Thu, Apr 10, 2014

    DENVER — Five more victims of a deadly 2012 wildfire sparked by what was supposed to have been a controlled burn should get more than $1 million in compensation, the Colorado State Claims Board says. The Denver Post reported Thursday (https://tinyurl.com/nk72syb ) that the board's...

  • Lessons from Hurricane Katrina, Superstorm Sandy shaped quicker military response to Black Forest fire

    by WAYNE HEILMAN wayneh@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Apr 9, 2014

    Colorado wildfires have taught military commanders how to respond more quickly to disasters, the deputy commander of U.S. Northern Command told Colorado Springs business and civic leaders during a luncheon Tuesday. Lt. Gen. Michael D. Dubie said helicopters were battling the Black...

  • 5 Colorado fire groups coordinate communications

    Associated Press -
    Published: Mon, Apr 7, 2014

    DENVER — Five fire agencies serving 23 towns and 1 million people in the Denver area are consolidating communications under a single computer dispatch system. The Denver Post reported Monday (https://tinyurl.com/kbj6h2h ) that the Jefferson-Arapahoe Consolidated Computer-Aided...

  • Colorado Springs to hold fire and flood meetings

    by matt steiner matt.steiner@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Apr 3, 2014

    The city of Colorado Springs will hold two public meetings at the end of April, one in the southwest part of town to discuss fire danger and mitigation and the other to talk about a flood-control project in the Camp Creek watershed. The fire meeting is scheduled for 6:30 to 8 p.m....

  • A united front: Black Forest residents urged to view fire mitigation as civic duty

    by Debbie Kelley debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sun, Mar 30, 2014

    Fire doesn't care about property lines or homeowners association boundaries. Flames are indiscriminate. Equal opportunity, you might say. That's why the Black Forest Fire/Rescue Protection District is attacking fire safety and mitigation in a different way this season. Instead of...

  • Colorado governor's aide advises on firefighting

    Updated: Sat, Mar 29, 2014

    DENVER (AP) — The Colorado governor's top wildfire fighting aide says the state can improve its ability to plan attacks on small blazes before they become big threats by buying two planes with sensing, processing and communications technology. The Denver Post...

  • Report recommends $33 million to fight Colorado wildfires

    By Kurtis Lee, The Denver Post
    Updated: Sat, Mar 29, 2014

    A much-anticipated report from Gov. John Hickenlooper's administration on whether Colorado should have its own air fleet to combat deadly wildfires recommends far more ambitious strategies than a measure being proposed in the state legislature. The report from Paul L. Cooke, head of...

  • Fire department responds to fire in Palmer Park

    THE GAZETTE -
    Updated: Fri, Mar 28, 2014

    The Colorado Springs Fire Department has responded to a grass fire in Palmer Park. The fire department tweeted at about 1:35 p.m. Friday that it was responding with "an aggressive fire attack." The fire was reportedly near Maizeland and Park Park Boulevard. By 1:46 p.m.

  • Wildfire-reduction effort abandoned in Colorado Legislature

    Associated Press -
    Published: Fri, Mar 28, 2014

    DENVER — A wildfire bill aimed at reducing fire risks has been shelved in the Colorado Legislature. The bill would have strengthened the ability of county governments to ban agricultural burning and fireworks when winds are high. The proposal was suggested by a committee of...

  • Grass fire near Colorado Springs could be precursor to another dangerous fire season

    by matt steiner matt.steiner@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Mar 27, 2014

    While many sections of the Colorado mountains continue to get pummeled with snow, dry and windy conditions in El Paso County have begun to bring a glimpse of what the 2014 wildfire season could be. The first substantial blaze struck the Pikes Peak region Wednesday night as almost 100...

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