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  • Grass fire in eastern El Paso county burns 80-100 acres

    By Lisa Walton, lisa.walton@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Mar 27, 2014

    Firefighters were able to quickly put out a fast-moving grass fire in eastern El Paso County Wednesday night. Firefighters from Ellicott, Calhan, Falcon, Edison, Tri-County, Hanover, and Peyton all responded to the fire, which broke out near Drennan and Milne roads around 8:30 p.m....

  • Bill would give Colorado its own $8 million aerial firefighting fleet

    BY MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Mar 26, 2014

    CENTENNIAL - A Canada-based company showed off the latest aerial firefighting technology Wednesday in Centennial, helping lawmakers make their pitch for a state-owned air fleet to fight wildfires. The only firefighting C-130 tanker in the nation buzzed the Centennial Airport tarmac...

  • Wildfire west of Monument contained

    by andrea sinclair andrea.sinclair@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Mar 26, 2014

    The El Paso County Wildland Fire Crew, Tri Lakes Fire and Palmer Lake Fire have contained a wildfire burning west of Monument off Mt. Herman Road and Red Rocks Drive. According to scanner traffic, the fire was on National Forest Service land and covered about half-an-acre in size....

  • Illegal campfire suspected to be the cause of Colorado Springs golf course blaze

    by andrea sinclair andrea.sinclair@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Mar 26, 2014

    An illegal campfire sparked a grassfire at the Valley Hi Golf Course in Colorado Springs Wednesday, according to city communications officials. The fire was first reported about 11:20 a.m. near South Chelton Road and was quickly extinguished by responding fire crews, spokeswoman...

  • Red flag warning for El Paso County, southern Colorado

    by andrea sinclair andrea.sinclair@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Mar 26, 2014

    A red flag warning will be in effect from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, as the National Weather Service warned that gusty winds and low humidity will ripen conditions for extreme fire weather in El Paso and Fremont counties, as well as most of southern Colorado. Wind gusts up to 35...

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