• Fire forces evacuation of Colorado Springs taco shop

    BY KASSONDRA CLOOS kassondra.cloos@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Jun 10, 2015

    A rooftop restaurant fire evacuated about six businesses Wednesday afternoon on North Academy Boulevard. Colorado Springs firefighters responded to Nacos Tacos at 233 N. Academy Blvd. shortly after 3 p.m. after receiving multiple calls about a fire at the restaurant. Flames were...

  • Feds say Southwest, Northwest could see catastrophic fires

    The Associated Press
    Updated: Tue, Jun 9, 2015

    DENVER — Despite a wet spring over much of the nation, the Obama administration warned Tuesday of potentially catastrophic wildfires this summer, especially in the Southwest and Northwest. "We've been very fortunate here in the central part of the country to have above-normal...

  • Colorado senators' report: Bureaucratic squabbles hurt wildfire prevention

    By ryan maye Handy ryanmaye.handy@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Jun 9, 2015

    Colorado U.S. Sens. Michael Bennet and Cory Gardner brought a report on wildfire mitigation back to Washington, D.C., last week after the report found that congressional squabbles and federal bureaucracy are among the obstacles standing in the way of healthier forests. The report,...

  • Cause of death released on mother who died in Colorado Springs motel fire

    By Ellie mulder ellie.mulder@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Jun 8, 2015

    Brandy Jones, the 33-year-old mother of the family found in a motel fire May 30, died of smoke inhalation, Colorado Springs police said. Jones died of her injuries Thursday, just days after two of her children, 2-year-old Cheyenne and 4-year-old Wade, died from smoke inhalation....

  • Fire training scheduled near Highway 115

    By chhun sun chhun.sun@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Jun 8, 2015

    If you've seen smoke or fire near South Academy Boulevard and Colorado Highway 115, don't panic: It's a planned event. The Cheyenne Mountain AFS Fire Department said that fire training exercises would begin at 9:30 a.m. Monday at the training center near South Academy and 115. "This...

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