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  • Officials lower size estimate of Eightmile fire southwest of Colorado Springs

    by Matt steiner matt.steiner@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sat, Jun 28, 2014

    9 a.m. SATURDAY UPDATE: The size estimate of the Eightmile fire in northeast Fremont County has been reduced to 500 acres after infrared mapping, officials said Saturday. Officials also announced that a public meeting is scheduled at 7 p.m. Saturday at Canon City High School, 1313...

  • Wildfire near Larkspur contained; fire in Fremont County grows to 15 acres

    By Lisa Walton, lisa.walton@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Jun 27, 2014

    Several wildfires continue to burn around Colorado. Here's an update: - The Storm wildfire, which is burning three miles west of Larkspur in the Pike National Forest, was reported to be fully contained at 6:30 a.m. Friday, according to the U.S. Forest Service. Firefighters will...

  • Black Forest fire meeting highlights county's efforts

    BY stpehen hobbs stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Jun 26, 2014

    A subdued public listened on Thursday to a recap on the recovery from last June's Black Forest fire. "We're still working on recovery in Black Forest," said Jim Reid, executive director of the El Paso County Public Services Department. "It hasn't stopped." Reid presented the Black...

  • Crews get fire in southeast Colorado Springs under control

    by Stephen hobbs stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Jun 26, 2014

    Colorado Springs firefighters have controlled a scrap metal fire that took place at the American Iron & Metal scrap metal recycling company Thursday afternoon, a spokesman for the fire department said. Capt. Steve Oswald said there is no indication as to what started the fire at this...

  • Threat of fire ignites product idea

    by Elise Schmelzer elise.schmelzer@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Jun 24, 2014

    Like the Black Forest fire that sparked Ben Coles' imagination, his company is growing fast. Four months after he founded HD Vents, the Monument-area design engineer and entrepreneur was on a plane to Atlanta to pitch his product - a steel vent cover that can be easily and quickly...

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