Man suspected of starting fires in Colorado Springs is arrested

By: KAITLIN DURBIN kaitlin.durbin@gazette.com

A man suspected of starting four fires in three days over the weekend in Colorado Springs has been arrested.

Manuel Rascon, 68, was arrested on suspicion of second-degree arson, including one possible class...

Falcon grass fire burns more than 2 acres Saturday morning

By: matt steiner matt.steiner@gazette.com

A grass fire in the Falcon area Saturday morning was apparently caused by sparks from a metal grinder.

The Falcon Fire Department and firefighters from the Colorado Springs Utilities Catamount Wildland Fire...

Sources say Larkspur home razed by fire was marijuana grow house

By: KKTV

Multiple sources confirm a home destroyed in a fire was being used as a marijuana grow house.

It happened Wednesday in Larkspur.

According to neighbors, authorities told them the family who lived in...

Colorado Springs fire chaplains volunteer to counsel those in distress

By: matt steiner matt.steiner@gazette.com

Gay Williams fills her busy professional life sitting alongside those who need a warm heart and an encouraging word to help push through the rigors of today's world.

And in her spare time, the licensed...

Officials investigating Colorado Springs grass fires that threatened nursery school, scorched home

By: KAITLIN DURBIN and chhun sun The Gazette

Hours after arson was suspected in a Wednesday morning grass fire near a nursery school in west Colorado Springs, firefighters battled a second grass fire just a few blocks away in the afternoon that prompted...

Fire at Fort Carson training range contained

By: CHHUN SUN chhun.sun@gazette.com

Officials said a small grass fire at a Fort Carson training range has been put out.

The blaze started about 2 p.m. Tuesday and was the result of a training exercise, officials said. It was knocked down just...

Fort Carson combat veteran beat paralysis to become hotshot recruit

By: RYAN MAYE HANDY ryanmaye.handy@gazette.com

Kenny Bower stood on a steep, grassy hillside overlooking the Waldo Canyon burn scar with his ear cocked toward his radio.

His firefighting tool was still by his side while he listened to the transmission -...

Dog lauded as a lifesaver in Colorado Springs

By: Kaitlin Durbin kaitlin.durbin@gazette.com

Sarah Snyder said she'll never scold her dog for barking again.

The near constant "yip, yip" from her Pomeranian, Foxy, woke up Synder's boyfriend in time to get them out of the apartment before flames...