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  • Prescribed burns scheduled for Teller, Douglas counties

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    A prescribed burn could be coming to Teller and Douglas counties this week, the U.S. Forest Service announced in a release. Crews are planning to carry out a burn Friday and Saturday about 9 miles north of Woodland Park on Friday and Saturday, if weather allows. About 550 acres...

  • Readiness emphasized during evacuation drill in Colorado Springs neighborhood

    By stephen hobbs -
    Updated: Sat, Oct 18, 2014

    Jim and Leta Van Meter came to the evacuation shelter Saturday morning knowing it was just a drill. They had attended an informational session earlier in the week, received a reverse 911 call from emergency officials Saturday morning with the caveat that it was only a test and knew...

  • Colorado Springs fire gets residential wildfire mitigation grant

    By andrea sinclair -
    Published: Tue, Oct 14, 2014

    For the second consecutive year, Colorado Springs fire was awarded a hefty grant from the Allstate Foundation to create safer neighborhoods through wildfire mitigation for many homes. The $30,000 grant from the Allstate Foundation will be used to help pay for wildfire mitigation...

  • After losing 'life story,' Colorado Springs woman helps others explore sense of home

    Updated: Mon, Oct 13, 2014

    After Susan McConnell's home burned to the ground during the Waldo Canyon fire, she did not want to rebuild. So she opted to move away from Mountain Shadows to a bungalow near downtown. The new place was emotionally disorienting. The home and old neighborhood had been where her kids...

  • Pulpit Rock residents invited to Thursday night wildland fire meeting

    The Gazette -
    Updated: Thu, Oct 9, 2014

    Residents of the Pulpit Rock interested in participating in a wildland fire evacuation drill are asked to attend a pre-evaucation meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday at Russell Middle School. The fire evacuation drill is scheduled for 9-11 a.m. Oct. 18. The drill will test evacuation...

  • Know what to do in a wildfire? A Colorado Springs neighborhood is invited to participate in drill

    lisa walton -
    Updated: Tue, Oct 7, 2014

    Residents in the Pulpit Rock neighborhood are invited to participate in a wildland fire evacuation drill on the morning of Saturday, Oct. 18. The drill will simulate an emergency by testing evacuation capability and providing information to first responders, according to city...

  • Waldo Canyon Fire Memorial begins to take shape in Colorado Springs park

    Updated: Fri, Sep 26, 2014

    The Waldo Canyon Fire Memorial began to take shape this week. Crews worked Thursday and Friday to build forms and pour concrete for the foundation of the memorial sculpture that will grace Mountain Shadows Park. The sculpture represents rebirth and renewal for the community. The...

  • Black Forest fire victims appear in court

    BY lisa walton -
    Published: Tue, Sep 23, 2014

    More than two dozen Black Forest residents appeared in a federal court Monday for a hearing in a civil lawsuit launched against the state of Colorado, El Paso County and the Black Forest Fire Rescue District. The lawsuit was filed in August by Darrell Fortner, who lost his house and...

  • California wildfire crews brace for weather shift

    Updated: Mon, Sep 22, 2014

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Crews scrambled Monday to extend control lines around a massive Northern California wildfire threatening thousands of homes as they braced for strong, erratic winds similar to when the blaze doubled in size a week ago. The King Fire east of Sacramento had burned...

  • Tears flow as fallen firefighters honored at annual Colorado Springs memorial service

    By stephen hobbs -
    Updated: Mon, Sep 22, 2014

    The ceremony began with a procession of motorcycles and firetrucks headed west on Pikes Peak Avenue to the Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial in Memorial Park. Many in the crowd waiting for the service to begin lined the street and used cellphones or cameras to take videos and photos of...