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  • Garage in Black Forest destroyed by fire after lightning strike north of Colorado Springs

    by Rich laden rich.laden@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Jul 4, 2014

    A fire caused by a lighting strike destroyed a garage Friday afternoon in unincorporated Black Forest north of Colorado Springs, but firefighters contained the blaze before it spread to a nearby home or trees. Nobody was injured, although the garage and its contents were a total...

  • Eightmile fire contained; Colorado Springs-area agencies help out

    by andrea sinclair andrea.sinclair@gazette.com -
    Published: Wed, Jul 2, 2014

    Cooler temperatures and higher moisture levels were a welcome change for crews battling the Eightmile fire in eastern Fremont County, which was 65 percent contained Wednesday. Hundreds of firefighters from 36 assisting agencies, including the Colorado Springs and Black Forest fire...

  • Pre-evacuation orders lifted near Eightmile fire

    Associated Press
    Updated: Tue, Jul 1, 2014

    CANON CITY — Firefighters feel confident about the progress they're making containing a fire on about 500 rugged acres near Canon City. The Eightmile Fire was 40 percent contained Tuesday and some of the 300 firefighters and equipment called in to manage the fire are being sent...

  • UPDATE: Eightmile fire 40 percent contained

    by andrea sinclair and lisa walton The Gazette -
    Updated: Mon, Jun 30, 2014

    The Eightmile fire in eastern Fremont County was about 40 percent contained Monday evening, the U.S. Forest Service reported. About 300 firefighters and support personnel battled the 528-acre blaze Monday. Six Type I and II hand crews- trained to work in rough, steep and rugged...

  • Grass fire burning near Fort Carson off Interstate 25

    by andrea sinclair andrea.sinclair@gazette.com -
    Published: Mon, Jun 30, 2014

    Fountain fire crews are battling a small grass fire off southbound Interstate 25, between the Fort Carson and Fountain exits. The exits are located between milemarkers 128 and 132. The grass fire was reported about 7:50 a.m. and no structures were immediately threatened. Check...

  • Progress made on Eightmile fire

    BY ANDREA SINCLAIR andrea.sinclair@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Jun 30, 2014

    Fire crews were expected to make progress in containing the 495-acre Eightmile Fire in eastern Fremont County through Sunday night and into Monday despite red flag weather conditions, according to Rocky Mountain Incident Management Team B Commander Dan Dallas. The lightning-sparked...

  • 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...

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