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  • Fire department responds to fire in Palmer Park

    THE GAZETTE -
    Updated: Fri, Mar 28, 2014

    The Colorado Springs Fire Department has responded to a grass fire in Palmer Park. The fire department tweeted at about 1:35 p.m. Friday that it was responding with "an aggressive fire attack." The fire was reportedly near Maizeland and Park Park Boulevard. By 1:46 p.m.

  • Wildfire-reduction effort abandoned in Colorado Legislature

    Associated Press -
    Published: Fri, Mar 28, 2014

    DENVER — A wildfire bill aimed at reducing fire risks has been shelved in the Colorado Legislature. The bill would have strengthened the ability of county governments to ban agricultural burning and fireworks when winds are high. The proposal was suggested by a committee of...

  • Grass fire near Colorado Springs could be precursor to another dangerous fire season

    by matt steiner matt.steiner@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Mar 27, 2014

    While many sections of the Colorado mountains continue to get pummeled with snow, dry and windy conditions in El Paso County have begun to bring a glimpse of what the 2014 wildfire season could be. The first substantial blaze struck the Pikes Peak region Wednesday night as almost 100...

  • 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...

  • Hometown Heroes: El Pomar fulfills mission during region's back-to-back wildfires

    By Lisa Walton, lisa.walton@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sun, Mar 23, 2014

    When wildfires burned across the region in 2012 and 2013, the El Pomar Foundation helped to make back-to-back disasters less devastating for the community. During 2013's Black Forest fire, the organization awarded more than 30 grants totaling more than $600,000, said Terrance...

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