<![CDATA[Colorado Springs Gazette RSS - fire]]> http://gazette.com/rss/fire Mon, 19 Feb 2018 18:52:38 -0700 Zend_Feed http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss <![CDATA[Explosion reported in house west of Memorial Park]]> http://gazette.com/explosion-reported-in-house-west-of-memorial-park/article/1621206?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/explosion-reported-in-house-west-of-memorial-park/article/1621206?custom_click=rss

Police investigated a reported explosion Friday night that led to a house fire in Colorado Springs.

It happened just east of downtown Colorado Springs in the 700 block of E. Vermijo Avenue around 10 p.m. The fire was put out by 10:30 p.m.

Colorado Springs police said they received several calls reporting an explosion. When they arrived, they found heavy smoke coming from the house with the windows shattered.

One man who was inside the house was taken to the hospital for minor injuries. Investigators could not immediately confirm if he was the only one inside the residence at the time of the possible explosion.

Several intersections in the area were still closed as of Saturday morning.



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Sat, 17 Feb 2018 17:01:30 -0700
<![CDATA[Fire sparked by illegally installed electrical equipment at residential marijuana grow operation in east Colorado Springs]]> http://gazette.com/fire-sparked-by-illegally-installed-electrical-equipment-at-residential-marijuana-grow-operation-in-east-colorado-springs/article/1621082?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/fire-sparked-by-illegally-installed-electrical-equipment-at-residential-marijuana-grow-operation-in-east-colorado-springs/article/1621082?custom_click=rss

Colorado Springs fire crews determined that a fire at a home in east Colorado Springs was ignited by a faulty circuit breaker powering an illegal marijuana operation.

On Feb. 9, the Fire Department said firefighters arrived at a single-story, wood-framed residence to find light smoke in the attic. An electrical conduit in the attic was overheating and sparking small, smoldering fires. Crews were able to put out the fires with an extinguisher.

Colorado Springs Utilities crews found unapproved electrical work in the main panel where the fires started, the Fire Department said.

CSU "locked out" the main electrical panel so that a certified electrician can repair the faulty installation.



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Thu, 15 Feb 2018 13:23:28 -0700
<![CDATA[House fire that killed a dog sparked by unattended candles]]> http://gazette.com/house-fire-that-killed-a-dog-sparked-by-unattended-candles/article/1621079?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/house-fire-that-killed-a-dog-sparked-by-unattended-candles/article/1621079?custom_click=rss

Colorado Springs fire investigators have determined that unattended, lit candles sparked a fire that killed a dog Tuesday.

Two residents were at home at 3199 Virigina Ave. when the fire was sparked, and one sustained minor burns to his hand, the Fire Department tweeted. Firefighters found an unconscious dog in the house. The dog wasn't breathing, and firefighters attempted CPR but couldn't resuscitate it.

The Fire Department is advising residents to blow out all candles before leaving the room or going to sleep, keep candles at least 1 foot away from flammable items, use sturdy candle holders, place candles on a sturdy, uncluttered surface, and use flashlights instead of candles during a power outage.



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Thu, 15 Feb 2018 10:16:13 -0700
<![CDATA[Firefighters battle 32-acre grass fire in east Colorado Springs]]> http://gazette.com/firefighters-battle-32-acre-grass-fire-in-east-colorado-springs/article/1621019?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/firefighters-battle-32-acre-grass-fire-in-east-colorado-springs/article/1621019?custom_click=rss

Flames and smoke are visible from a grass fire near U.S. 24 and Garrett Road, the Falcon Fire Department tweeted at 2:48 p.m. Wednesday.

"Please avoid the area and watch for responding apparatus," the tweet says.



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Wed, 14 Feb 2018 19:54:18 -0700
<![CDATA[Dog killed, resident injured in Colorado Springs house fire]]> http://gazette.com/dog-killed-resident-injured-in-colorado-springs-house-fire/article/1620965?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/dog-killed-resident-injured-in-colorado-springs-house-fire/article/1620965?custom_click=rss

A dog was killed and a resident burned Tuesday evening in a Colorado Springs house fire, the Fire Department reported.

Two residents were at home when the fire was sparked, and one sustained minor burns to his hand, the Fire Department tweeted. Firefighters found an unconscious dog in the house. The dog wasn't breathing, and firefighters attempted CPR but couldn't resuscitate it.

The house at 3119 Virginia Ave. was a rental, with renters in the main level and basement, the tweets say. The blaze was reported about 5 p.m., Gazette news partner KKTV reported.

Fire investigators were working to determine the cause of the blaze.



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Tue, 13 Feb 2018 21:01:10 -0700
<![CDATA[Colorado Springs home near Patty Jewett golf course damaged by fire]]> http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-home-near-patty-jewett-golf-course-damaged-by-fire/article/1620909?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-home-near-patty-jewett-golf-course-damaged-by-fire/article/1620909?custom_click=rss

No injuries were reported after a fire sparked in a home east of downtown Colorado Springs early Tuesday.

Firefighters responded to the 1400 block of East Caramillo on the south edge of the Patty Jewettt Municipal Golf Course around 4 a.m. and were able to contain the fire to a single room. Our 11 News crew at the scene said most of the firefighters were clearing the scene just before 5 a.m.

The fire department says all occupants are accounted for.



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Tue, 13 Feb 2018 07:01:47 -0700
<![CDATA[Four porta-potties in flames at Colorado Springs sports complex early Monday]]> http://gazette.com/four-porta-potties-in-flames-at-colorado-springs-sports-complex-early-monday/article/1620844?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/four-porta-potties-in-flames-at-colorado-springs-sports-complex-early-monday/article/1620844?custom_click=rss

Four porta potties caught fire early Monday at El Pomar Youth Sports complex early Monday, and the Colorado Springs Fire Department doused the flames before they could spread.

The cause of the blaze, reported about 12:45 a.m. Monday, had not been determined.



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Mon, 12 Feb 2018 16:58:21 -0700
<![CDATA[Smoke may be visible from prescribed burn at Fort Carson]]> http://gazette.com/smoke-may-be-visible-from-prescribed-burn-at-fort-carson/article/1620682?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/smoke-may-be-visible-from-prescribed-burn-at-fort-carson/article/1620682?custom_click=rss Smoke from a prescribed burn on the south end of Fort Carson may be visible south of Colorado Springs and in Pueblo West.

Smoke may also be visible on the west side of Interstate 25 between mile markers 108 and 116.



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Fri, 09 Feb 2018 10:47:53 -0700
<![CDATA[Small fire in Colorado Springs home caused by smoking]]> http://gazette.com/small-fire-in-colorado-springs-home-caused-by-smoking/article/1620559?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/small-fire-in-colorado-springs-home-caused-by-smoking/article/1620559?custom_click=rss

A Colorado Springs house fire in late January was caused by smoking, the Colorado Springs Fire Department said Wednesday.

The Jan. 30 fire at 6130 Turret Drive on the city's north side was accidentally started.

The small fire was first reported just after 12:30 a.m. Jan. 30, the department reported. Firefighters found smoke coming from a smoldering mattress in the basement of the home, which was put out with a water extinguisher.

A smoke alarm prompted residents to leave the home, the Fire Department said.

No injuries were reported.



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Wed, 07 Feb 2018 16:17:14 -0700
<![CDATA[Firefighters extinguish small campfire near downtown Colorado Springs]]> http://gazette.com/firefighters-extinguish-small-campfire-near-downtown-colorado-springs/article/1620401?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/firefighters-extinguish-small-campfire-near-downtown-colorado-springs/article/1620401?custom_click=rss

A small campfire reportedly set by homeless people was quickly extinguished Monday morning south of downtown Colorado Springs, the Fire Department reported.

The fire was reported about 11 a.m. east of interstate 25 between the exits for West Cimarron and South Tejon streets, said Fire Capt. Brian Vaughan. The fire was about 10 feet by 20 feet, and no one was in the area when firefighters arrived, he said.

Early Saturday, a grass fire in the wooded area just south of 100 West Las Vegas Street sent a man to a hospital with "slight burns" to his chest, face and arms, police said.

That fire was caused by a propane tank explosion, and flames spread to several tents, they said.



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Mon, 05 Feb 2018 14:44:42 -0700
<![CDATA[Man injured in homeless camp fire south of downtown Colorado Springs]]> http://gazette.com/man-injured-in-homeless-camp-fire-south-of-downtown-colorado-springs/article/1620296?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/man-injured-in-homeless-camp-fire-south-of-downtown-colorado-springs/article/1620296?custom_click=rss

A grass fire sparked early Saturday in a homeless camp south of downtown Colorado Springs sent a man to a hospital with "slight burns" to his chest, face and arms, police said.

The fire, which was caused by a propane gas tank explosion, was reported at 1:38 a.m. in the wooded area just south of 100 West Las Vegas Street, police said.

Flames spread to several tents and the nearby wooded area, and the injured man was taken to UCHealth Memorial Hospital Central. His injures were minor.



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Sun, 04 Feb 2018 19:59:37 -0700
<![CDATA[Firefighters contain northeast Colorado Springs garage fire]]> http://gazette.com/firefighters-contain-northeast-colorado-springs-garage-fire/article/1620308?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/firefighters-contain-northeast-colorado-springs-garage-fire/article/1620308?custom_click=rss

Firefighters worked hard overnight to make sure a garage fire didn't spread to nearby homes in Colorado Springs.



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Sat, 03 Feb 2018 14:56:15 -0700
<![CDATA[Beekeeper accidentally sparks grass fire in west Colorado Springs]]> http://gazette.com/beekeeper-accidentally-sparks-grass-fire-in-west-colorado-springs/article/1620239?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/beekeeper-accidentally-sparks-grass-fire-in-west-colorado-springs/article/1620239?custom_click=rss

Firefighters battled a 2-acre wildfire Friday afternoon in west Colorado Springs.

The fire was sparked off Broadview Place, the Fire Department said. By 2:10 p.m., the "main body" of the fire had been extinguished and a wet line was established around the fire, the agency said in a tweet. Crews were mopping up hot spots and adding foam to thick scrub oak areas.

No homes were damaged, and no injuries were reported.

Fire investigators are working to determine the cause of the blaze.



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Fri, 02 Feb 2018 16:13:58 -0700