• Large fire in Chipita Park

    KKTV
    Updated: Thu, Feb 26, 2015

    A huge fire started in Chipita Park Thursday night. It is in the 9000 block of Mohawk Trail. Flames are visible for miles away. Firefighters say two people were able to escape and there were no injuries. The freezing temperatures and snow made it hard for the firefighters to...

  • Fire closes Manitou Avenue

    KKTV
    Updated: Thu, Feb 26, 2015

    Manitou Ave was closed for a short time Wednesday evening due to a fire in downtown Manitou Springs. The fire broke out in the basement of the Whickerbill. Firefighters say they were able to get the fire out before it spread to bunch of dried wood that was being kept in the basement....

  • Upgrade of Colorado Springs firefighter memorial on track for April completion

    BY KASSONDRA CLOOS kassondra.cloos@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Feb 26, 2015

    For families of firefighters who have died in the line of duty, the Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial is more than a physical commemoration of their loved ones' sacrifices. Some family members, like Kristen Pascall and Terry Hekkers, attend the ceremony year after year to meet with others...

  • Colorado Springs storage unit fire human-caused

    BY KASSONDRA CLOOS kassondra.cloos@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Feb 19, 2015

    A fire that damaged at least 10 storage units Saturday at a west Colorado Springs facility was human-caused, the Colorado Springs Fire Department said Thursday. Several units at SecureCare Self Storage at 2005 King Street were ablaze when firefighters arrived shortly after 4 p.m....

  • Colorado Springs burns will clear brush near highway

    BY STEPHEN HOBBS stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Published: Tue, Feb 17, 2015

    Colorado Springs Utilities plans to conduct agricultural burns this week to clear brush and vegetation from irrigation ditches, the company said in a news release. The utilities' wildland fire team will conduct the burns Thursday and Friday at 4940 south Highway 85/87, weather...

  • Women hotshots blaze trail

    By ryan maye handy ryanmaye.handy@gmail.com -
    Updated: Sun, Feb 15, 2015

    Mary Lowry was a freshly minted graduate from Colorado College in 1997 when she arrived for her first day of work with the Pike Interagency Hotshot Crew. As she stepped from her car at the crew's home in Monument, she heard screams and cheers. "I parked my car and I get out and I...

  • Colorado Springs among six candidates for fire research center

    By RYAN MAYE HANDY ryanmaye.handy@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Feb 12, 2015

    Colorado Springs is one of six locations vying for a fire research center that will become the technological home of the state's new firefighting air fleet. Requirements for the Center for Excellence for Advanced Technology Aerial Firefighting include a local university, varied...

  • Grass fire, power outage near downtown Colorado Springs caused by construction mishap

    By stephen hobbs stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Feb 10, 2015

    A small grass fire near downtown Colorado Springs on Tuesday started when an excavator hit a power line, a spokesman for the city's fire department said. The work was being done near Interstate 25 and Cimarron Street, said Capt. Steve Oswald. The fire department originally reported...

  • Is El Paso County destined for another drought after warm winter days?

    BY RYAN MAYE HANDY ryanmaye.handy@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Feb 10, 2015

    The year has kicked off with unseasonably high temperatures in El Paso County, and area firefighters already have battled three grass fires. But those factors do not mean the region is in for a dry summer and a bad fire season. T-shirt weather in the middle of winter and three...

  • More than 100 acres burn near Fort Carson shooting range

    BY RYAN MAYE HANDY ryanmaye.handy@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sun, Feb 8, 2015

    A small grass fire at the Cheyenne Mountain Shooting Complex burned more than 100 100 near a Fort Carson shooting range on Sunday. The shooting complex is near the post's Gate 20, off the Mesa Ridge Parkway exit to Fountain from Interstate 25. As of 5:30 p.m. Sunday, the fire had...

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