Researchers find wildfires less frequent on a days of religious observance

By: ryan maye handy

Like most humans, wildfires like to take a day of rest.

At least that's the conclusion reached by a group of Australian researchers in a study published over the weekend that showed that fewer fires ignite...

Crews respond to fire at Renaissance Hotel in northern Colorado Springs

By: chhun sun and Rich Laden The Gazette

A fire at the under-construction Renaissance Hotel in northern Colorado Springs is under control, according to a Colorado Springs Fire Department tweet.

There were no reports of injuries.

Smoke was seen...

Update: Grass fire put out in south Colorado Springs


Colorado Springs firefighters quickly put out a grass fire on the city's south side Wednesday night.

The fire started at 8:30 p.m. near the Interstate 25 and S. Nevada Avenue. The fire was put out within 10...

Fire officials: Losses in carport fire top $150,000


A two-alarm carport fire Sunday afternoon in southeast Colorado Springs caused $154,500 worth of damage, the Colorado Springs Fire Department said Tuesday.

The fire burned five cars and a motorcycle in a...

Former sprinkler requirements would have impacted few homes rebuilt after Black Forest fire

By: ryan maye handy

A former El Paso County fire code requirement that homes of 3,600 square feet or more have interior sprinkler systems would have had little impact on rebuilding efforts after the 2013 Black Forest fire.


Crews respond to fire on Fort Carson


A one-acre fire on a Fort Carson training range was put out by 1 p.m. Tuesday, Fort Carson officials said.

The blaze, which was reported before noon, did not cause any structural damage.

It was...

Researchers who studied Waldo Canyon fire say new firefighting approach needed

By: ryan maye handy

The American West needs a new kind of firefighter that fights fires that aren't only wild or urban, but burn in the space between.

This was the main finding from a group of researchers who studied the 2012...

Fire forces evacuation of apartment building


An attic fire forced the evacuation of an apartment building in Monument late Wednesday night.

A spokesperson from Tri-Lakes-Monument fire department said crews were first called to the apartments on the 100...