• Colorado Springs firefighters improve wildfire training in 2014

    BY RYAN MAYE HANDY ryanmaye.handy@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Jan 6, 2015

    Colorado Springs firefighters spent almost twice as much time training for wildfires in 2014 as they did training in 2011. The extra work was part of a department initiative to prepare crews for the type of massive wildfires that have plagued El Paso County in recent years. Early last...

  • No injuries in Colorado Springs apartment fire, but residents say no alarms heard

    BY KASSONDRA CLOOS kassondra.cloos@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Jan 6, 2015

    Residents of a Colorado Springs apartment complex that caught fire Monday said they didn't hear alarms go off even when they saw billowing smoke. The Colorado Springs Fire Department responded to the Sunset Creek apartments on the 5400 block of North Nevada Avenue about 1:15 p.m. and...

  • Toddler killed in Greeley fire left home alone

    Associated Press
    Updated: Mon, Jan 5, 2015

    GREELEY — Police in Greeley say a fire that killed a 3-year-old girl Saturday broke out while she was left in the mobile home alone. Police say the girl lived in the home with her grandmother, her mother, 27-year-old Kristen Braig and her mother's boyfriend, 34-year-old Dustin...

  • Fire kills dog in Colorado Springs home

    BY RYAN MAYE HANDY ryanmaye.handy@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Jan 5, 2015

    An attic fire in a Colorado Springs home killed a dog before the blaze was extinguished on Sunday night, according to the Colorado Springs Fire Department. Firefighters responded to the fire at 3211 West Fontanero Street around 9:30 p.m., and opened up the attic to kill the flames...

  • Historic Colorado hotel destroyed by fire

    Associated Press
    Updated: Sun, Jan 4, 2015

    STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Yampa's historic Royal Hotel, a more than 100-year-old building that still was serving as a residence, hotel and social bar, has been destroyed by a fire. The fire began late Saturday and was still burning Sunday. No injuries were reported. According to...

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