More Fire Articles

  • Firefighter uses drone to study burned buildings

    Associated Press
    Published: Sun, Sep 7, 2014

    WINDSOR — A volunteer firefighter with Windsor Severance Fire Rescue has found a way to incorporate a drone into his work. Loveland resident Mike Vickerman uses a drone he purchased in late July to help WSFR investigate fire-damaged structures and capture events in northern Colorado....

  • Dozens seek millions in suit against fire district, county and state

    By matt steiner matt.steiner@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Sep 5, 2014

    Dozens of plaintiffs took action in mid-August to hold El Paso County, the state of Colorado and the Black Forest Fire Board of Directors accountable for losses sustained in the June 2013 Black Forest fire. A civil lawsuit, filed by Darrell Fortner on Aug. 16 in U.S. District Court...

  • Survivor identified in Cañon City house explosion

    The Gazette
    Updated: Thu, Sep 4, 2014

    The Fremont County Sheriff’s Office reported on its Facebook page early Thursday morning that a Cañon City neighborhood was evacuated after a home exploded due to a gas leak. Gazette news partner KKTV reported that around 2:30 a.m. that a man in his 30s was injured when his home at...

  • Volunteer fire crews understaffed

    By Katie Kuntz and Burt Hubbard Rocky Mountain PBS I-News -
    Updated: Mon, Sep 1, 2014

    Volunteer firefighters protect about half of Colorado's residents, with solely volunteer departments being responsible for about 70 percent of the state's land surface. And they are significantly understaffed. The Colorado State Fire Chiefs Association estimates that Colorado is...

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