<![CDATA[Colorado Springs Gazette RSS - fire]]> http://gazette.com/rss/fire Mon, 20 Feb 2017 04:14:26 -0700 Zend_Feed http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss <![CDATA[Crews quash grass fire near Colorado Springs Airport]]> http://gazette.com/crews-quash-grass-fire-near-colorado-springs-airport/article/1597150?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/crews-quash-grass-fire-near-colorado-springs-airport/article/1597150?custom_click=rss

Fire crews are working to put out a grass fire on South Powers Boulevard near Grinnell Boulevard on the southeast side of Colorado Springs.

Information is limited, but 11 News has a crew on the way to learn more.

It's unclear at this point if there are any structures threatened.

Viewer photos and videos show large flames near the roadway on South Powers.



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Sat, 18 Feb 2017 14:23:18 -0700
<![CDATA[Falcon fire station set to open in early April]]> http://gazette.com/falcon-fire-station-set-to-open-in-early-april/article/1596784?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/falcon-fire-station-set-to-open-in-early-april/article/1596784?custom_click=rss

With construction work going "smoothly" and "nicely," a new, $1.7 million fire station in north Colorado Springs is set to open in early April, Falcon Fire Protection District officials said.

The construction project started shortly after it broke ground in June at a site on Capital Drive, north of Constitution Avenue between Highway 24 and Marksheffel Road. The facility - which will feature three bays housing an engine, a water tender truck, a brush truck and a rescue rig - is expected to handle at least 500 calls the first year, fire chief Trent Harwig previously told The Gazette.

The closest Falcon fire station is on Meridian Road, roughly 6 miles from the site of the new station, Harwig previously said.



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Tue, 14 Feb 2017 14:45:28 -0700
<![CDATA[Crews battle small grass fire near Great Wolf Lodge in Colorado Springs]]> http://gazette.com/crews-battle-small-grass-fire-near-great-wolf-lodge-in-colorado-springs/article/1596524?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/crews-battle-small-grass-fire-near-great-wolf-lodge-in-colorado-springs/article/1596524?custom_click=rss

Firefighters were dispatched to a grass fire off of Federal Drive about 3:30 p.m. on the north side, according to a Colorado Springs Fire Department Tweet.

The fire was reported at 9494 Federal Drive, according to the Tweet.



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Fri, 10 Feb 2017 16:30:31 -0700
<![CDATA[Residents evacuated in Longmont grass fires allowed to return home ]]> http://gazette.com/residents-evacuated-in-longmont-grass-fires-allowed-to-return-home/article/1596488?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/residents-evacuated-in-longmont-grass-fires-allowed-to-return-home/article/1596488?custom_click=rss

Amid high winds and high temperatures, crews are fighting a grass fire in the area of Longmont.

The Boulder Office of Emergency Management tweeted Friday morning that they are evacuating 125 homes in the 5000 block of Nelson Road. Twenty-nine additional homes are in pre-evacuation stage, the office said.

The Boulder County Sheriff's Office said on Twitter that they were called to the grass fire shortly before 7 a.m. They're asking people to avoid the area.



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Fri, 10 Feb 2017 14:24:18 -0700
<![CDATA[Shed fire causes explosion, displaces property owners in southern Colorado]]> http://gazette.com/shed-fire-causes-explosion-displaces-property-owners-in-southern-colorado/article/1596487?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/shed-fire-causes-explosion-displaces-property-owners-in-southern-colorado/article/1596487?custom_click=rss

A shed that caught fire and caused an explosion from the materials inside Thursday night has temporarily displaced the property owners.

The fire happened on the 2500 block of Forsythia Street around 11:45 p.m. Thursday, according to Gazette news partner KKTV.

Pueblo Fire Department worked to put out the flames, which were increased because of the contents of the shed. Inside, the homeowners had flammable items including gasoline, paint cans and a lawn mower, KKTV reported.

Two people inside the nearby home, which is about 25 yards from the shed, were able to get out of the area safely. They will be temporarily displaced because of smoke damage to their house.



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Fri, 10 Feb 2017 07:45:45 -0700
<![CDATA[Colorado Springs police arrest man in attempt to set tent afire with people inside]]> http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-police-arrest-man-in-attempt-to-set-tent-afire-with-people-inside/article/1596364?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-police-arrest-man-in-attempt-to-set-tent-afire-with-people-inside/article/1596364?custom_click=rss

A 45-year-old man who allegedly made repeated attempts to light a homeless woman's tent on fire was arrested Wednesday afternoon.

It started with an argument between the woman and Wayne Malone in a homeless camp northwest of Dorchester Park, police said. Malone left the area and returned with a large rock, police said, which he allegedly threw on the tent, barely missing its occupants.

Malone left the area again and this time returned with flaming debris that he allegedly threw on the tent "in an attempt to light it on fire while the victim was inside," police said. He then allegedly got into a physical fight with the woman while continuing to try to light the tent on fire with a lighter.

Police officers and



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Wed, 08 Feb 2017 18:39:01 -0700
<![CDATA[Brush fire south of Castle Rock contained]]> http://gazette.com/brush-fire-south-of-castle-rock-contained/article/1596149?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/brush-fire-south-of-castle-rock-contained/article/1596149?custom_click=rss

A two-alarm fire burned nearly two dozen acres Monday afternoon.

The fire was reported just about 12:30 p.m. At about 3:45 p.m. the Town of Castle Rock reported the fire was contained and burned about 22 acres. The area burned was private property.

The Castle Rock Fire Department was on scene of the fire and called in more units on Monday afternoon including crews. There were a total of 25 units from Castle Rock, Franktown, Larkspur, South Metro, Jackson 105, and Douglas County OEM.

Lake Gulch road was closed as crews battled the flames and remained closed for mop-up work. The road is expected to be back open at about 5 p.m.

Read full story at KKTV.



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Mon, 06 Feb 2017 17:20:09 -0700
<![CDATA[Body of adult male found in burning motor home in south Colorado Springs after report of explosion]]> http://gazette.com/body-of-adult-male-found-in-burning-motor-home-in-south-colorado-springs-after-report-of-explosion/article/1596044?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/body-of-adult-male-found-in-burning-motor-home-in-south-colorado-springs-after-report-of-explosion/article/1596044?custom_click=rss

A body has been found in a trailer in south Colorado Springs after nearby residents reported hearing an explosion around 8 p.m. Saturday in the 800 block of Santa Fe Street near the Hillside Community Center, KOAA News 5 reported.

Firefighters arrived to find a trailer fully engulfed in  flames, the station said.

Colorado Springs police said the death is under investigation.

PIO responding to the 800 block of Santa Fe Street. Death Investigation.

— Springs Police (@CSPDPIO) February 5, 2017

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Sat, 04 Feb 2017 22:27:05 -0700
<![CDATA[El Paso County mobile home destroyed in fire; flames spread to 2nd home]]> http://gazette.com/el-paso-county-mobile-home-destroyed-in-fire-flames-spread-to-2nd-home/article/1595834?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/el-paso-county-mobile-home-destroyed-in-fire-flames-spread-to-2nd-home/article/1595834?custom_click=rss

A fire destroyed one mobile home and spread to a second, according to Gazette news partners KKTV.

The fire was first reported shortly before 1 p.m. on Piute Road, which is off Highway 115 and across the road from Fort Carson.

A KKTV reporter has been told by neighbors that a family lives in the second home, but that it's unknown if anyone lives in the first.

Read more at KKTV.com.



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Wed, 01 Feb 2017 21:53:21 -0700