• Ammo goes off in overnight Colorado Springs house fire

    By KKTV -
    Yesterday

    "Lots of rounds" of ammo were going off inside a mobile home as firefighters arrived at the scene of a fire early Friday morning. Lt. Matt Clark with the Colorado Springs Fire Department said firefighters had to tread carefully due to the amount of ammunition inside the home, reports...

  • Colorado senators hear of fire-prevention obstacles at fire summit

    BY RYAN MAYE HANDY ryanmaye.handy@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, May 27, 2015

    A tangle of congressional squabbles, federal bureaucracy and outside interests often stand in the way of healthier forests, a group of state and county leaders told U.S. Sens. Michael Bennet and Cory Gardner during a wildfire summit in Colorado Springs on Saturday. The 30-person...

  • Colorado deploys planes to spot, douse wildfires faster

    BY RYAN MAYE HANDY ryanmaye.handy@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, May 27, 2015

    The Colorado Springs Fire Department was among the first agencies in Colorado to use new Multi-Mission thermal sensing aircraft - a learning experience that will make working with the tech-savvy planes easier in the event of a wildfire. The two Pilatus PC-12s, known as Multi-Mission...

  • Colorado to spend $1.2 million for wildfire prediction system

    BY MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, May 21, 2015

    DENVER - Colorado will spend $1.2 million over the next two years on a "revolutionary" fire prediction system that uses atmospheric weather data to predict the behavior of wildfires up to 18 hours in advance. Gov. John Hickenlooper signed House Bill 1129 on Wednesday afternoon at a...

  • Condemned Colorado Springs home catches fire

    BY KASSONDRA CLOOS kassondra.cloos@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, May 20, 2015

    A fire in a vacant, condemned Colorado Springs home Wednesday afternoon may have been caused by homeless people taking shelter in it, the Colorado Springs Fire Department said. The second floor of the house, at 1832 Mt. Washington Ave., caught fire and was reported around 1:25 p.m.,...

  • Bledsoe: Worry more about floods than fires

    By Brian Bledsoe KKTV 11's chief meteorologist -
    Updated: Wed, May 20, 2015

    Southern Colorado rarely receives what is deemed "normal" or "average" weather and rarely plays by the rules when it comes to the season. This is especially true when it comes to precipitation, as it is usually feast or famine. It looks like we had a great winter in terms of...

  • One dog, three cats die in Colorado Springs house fire

    By jakob rodgers jakob.rodgers@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, May 20, 2015

    A dog and three cats died Tuesday afternoon when a fire tore through a northeast Colorado Springs house. Colorado Springs firefighters pulled up around noon to find flames shooting out of a back wall of the house at 2925 Haystack Drive, said Capt. Steve Oswald, a Colorado Springs Fire...

  • Colorado Springs fire will keep investigators busy

    By RYAN MAYE HANDY ryanmaye.handy@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, May 15, 2015

    The Colorado Springs Fire Department planned to spend hours on Friday night investigating the cause of an attic fire in a commercial building at 1235 Lake Plaza Drive in southwest Colorado Springs. Crews arrived on scene just before 8 p.m. to fight a fire in the building's attic,...

  • Colorado fire managers to release outlook for wildfire season

    Associated Press
    Updated: Fri, May 15, 2015

    ENGLEWOOD — State and federal fire managers are preparing to release their forecast for the 2015 wildfire season in Colorado. A briefing is scheduled Friday morning. It comes after days of rain in parts of the state that could help reduce or delay wildfires. A preliminary outlook...

  • Colorado Springs volunteers find way to connect with trails in wake of wildfires

    By RYAN MAYE HANDY ryanmaye.handy@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, May 14, 2015

    olorado Springs native Hilary Bryant never knew the Waldo Canyon trail before a devastating wildfire burned it in 2012. But she's no stranger to wildfire. Bryant remembers the Hayman fire in 2002, which rained ash on her childhood home in Briargate. Like many Colorado Springs...

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