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  • Official: Arizona crews 'fighting fire with fire'

    Updated: Mon, Jun 30, 2014

    VERNON, Ariz. (AP) — A wildfire in eastern Arizona's White Mountains grew by about a square mile on Sunday, but the expansion followed successful burnout operations by crews that an official said was "fighting fire with fire." The San Juan Fire has blackened nearly 9 square miles,...

  • Wildfire near Cañon City 10 percent contained

    Associated Press
    Updated: Sun, Jun 29, 2014

    remains in effect. The fire is burning in steep, rugged terrain on Bureau of Land Management property in Phantom Canyon.

  • Losing house to Waldo Canyon fire inspired girl's book

    by Debbie Kelley debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sun, Jun 29, 2014

    A few months after Lily Rottenborn's house burned down with her best buddy, Hospital Bear, inside, Lily's teacher asked students to write about their experiences during the Waldo Canyon fire. Of the 27 students in Mrs. Tuttle's second-grade class at Chipeta Elementary School in the...

  • Eightmile fire has burned 495 acres but Fremont County still 'open for business'

    by Stephen Hobbs stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sat, Jun 28, 2014

    The incident commander fighting the Eightmile fire tried to allay fears in a Saturday afternoon press conference, saying that Ca?n City and Fremont County are still "open for business." Dan Dallas, incident commander for the Rocky Mountain Incident Management Team B, said his team...

  • Officials lower size estimate of Eightmile fire southwest of Colorado Springs

    by Matt steiner matt.steiner@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sat, Jun 28, 2014

    9 a.m. SATURDAY UPDATE: The size estimate of the Eightmile fire in northeast Fremont County has been reduced to 500 acres after infrared mapping, officials said Saturday. Officials also announced that a public meeting is scheduled at 7 p.m. Saturday at Canon City High School, 1313...

  • Wildfire near Larkspur contained; fire in Fremont County grows to 15 acres

    By Lisa Walton, lisa.walton@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Jun 27, 2014

    Several wildfires continue to burn around Colorado. Here's an update: - The Storm wildfire, which is burning three miles west of Larkspur in the Pike National Forest, was reported to be fully contained at 6:30 a.m. Friday, according to the U.S. Forest Service. Firefighters will...

  • Black Forest fire meeting highlights county's efforts

    BY stpehen hobbs stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Jun 26, 2014

    A subdued public listened on Thursday to a recap on the recovery from last June's Black Forest fire. "We're still working on recovery in Black Forest," said Jim Reid, executive director of the El Paso County Public Services Department. "It hasn't stopped." Reid presented the Black...

  • Crews get fire in southeast Colorado Springs under control

    by Stephen hobbs stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Jun 26, 2014

    Colorado Springs firefighters have controlled a scrap metal fire that took place at the American Iron & Metal scrap metal recycling company Thursday afternoon, a spokesman for the fire department said. Capt. Steve Oswald said there is no indication as to what started the fire at this...

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