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Danger at our Doorstep


Disasters are a very real part of life in Colorado. Things here burn. And flood. And they slide down mountainsides. And once in a while, things shake. We even get the occasional twister. This special section shows how locals can prepare for disasters that can strike in the Pikes Peak region.

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Disaster FAQ: What you need to know

Sun, Apr 5, 2015 - 4:20 AM 0

Since 2012, there have been four federal and state disaster declarations that have applied to El Paso County. June 9-12 2012 - High Park...

Fire News

Fire News
Hayden Pass fire update expected to detail long-term battle
By: Rachel Riley - 0 23 hr ago

Officials will hold a public meeting Thursday to share updates on the Hayden Pass fire and explain long-term plans to manage it.

The meeting...

Fire News
California wildfire forces shutdown of famed Big Sur parks
By: - 0 Tue, Jul 26, 2016

BIG SUR, Calif. — California's signature parks along the Big Sur coastline that draw thousands of daily visitors were closed Tuesday as one of the...

Fire News
VIDEO: Evacuees return but huge California wildfire still raging
By: - 0 Tue, Jul 26, 2016

LOS ANGELES — Thousands of homes remained evacuated Sunday as two massive wildfires raged in tinder-dry California hills and canyons, and authorities...

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Hayden Pass fire could burn until October, other small fires start in the area
By: Ellie Mulder - 0 Tue, Jul 26, 2016

The Hayden Pass fire continues to burn, but fewer crews are working the fire lines, according to the Hayden Pass fire Twitter account.


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Hayden Pass fire estimated to be 55% contained
By: Chhun Sun - 0 Sat, Jul 23, 2016

Two weeks after it was ignited by a lightning strike, the Hayden Pass fire is gradually being contained.

As of Friday evening, officials...

Flood News

Flood News
Worry about flash floods continues years after 'wall of water' crushed western El Paso County
By: Matt Steiner - 0 Tue, Apr 12, 2016

The threat of flash floods continues to linger in the minds of western El Paso County residents.

That worry loomed large for a group that met...