More Fire Articles

  • 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...

  • Pueblo dispatch center sends local firefighters around the country

    by lisa walton lisa.walton@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Aug 28, 2014

    Things are finally calming down for a Pueblo fire dispatch center that deployed regional firefighters to battle wildfires around the western United States this summer. "When Oregon and Idaho were really ramping up, in a one-week period we processed over 200 requests," said Tammy...

  • Status of Black Fores Fire Station 2 still up for debate

    lisa walton lisa.walton@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sun, Aug 24, 2014

    It's been four months since the Black Forest Fire Protection District board members eliminated part-time paid staffing at Fire Station 2. The move and the status of the station have been a point of contention for current and former board members and residents since the move was...

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