El Paso County fire departments seeking tax increases in November election

By: MATT STEINER matt.steiner@gazete.com

Three fire departments on the outskirts of El Paso County will ask voters for tax increases to help upgrade facilities, equipment and personnel.

Palmer Lake Fire Department seeks the largest property tax...

Computer models failing to accurately predict path of flames

By: The Associated Press

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Wildfires that have raged in California this summer haven't just overwhelmed firefighters — they've also stumped computer models designed to predict the intensity of flames and where they'll...

Open burn restriction issued for Teller County

By: chhun sun chhun.sun@gazette.com

An open burn restriction has been issued in Teller County until further notice, according to the Sheriff's Office website.

In its announcement Tuesday, the Sheriff Office says "open burning of materials not...

Fire danger in El Paso County continues through mid-week

By: ryan maye handy ryanmaye.handy@gazette.com

The flip side of one of the wettest springs on record has finally hit El Paso County in the form of fire danger.

On Sunday the National Weather Service in Pueblo issued a fire weather watch for Tuesday,...

Fort Carson fire spreads to 700 acres, 80 percent contained

By: STEPHEN HOBBS stephen.hobbs@gazette.com

A fire on a training range at Fort Carson grew to 700 acres by 5 p.m. Saturday, a spokesman for the post reported.

The fire, reported to be burning about 5 acres at about 1:30 p.m. and approximately 100...

Cause of fire in Colorado Springs mobile home park ruled an accident

By: CHHUN SUN chhun.sun@gazette.com

An early morning fire that displaced several residents Friday has been ruled an accident, the Colorado Springs Fire Department said.

No one was hurt in the fire, which started about 4:45 a.m. Friday at the...

Colorado Springs firefighters hike the Manitou Incline to remember those who died on 9/11

By: MATT STEINER matt.steiner@gazette.com

Shortly after 7 a.m. on Thursday, Michael Alvarado and three of his firefighter brethren put on their heavy fire-resistant coats, cinched the straps on their backpacks and placed their helmets on their heads.