<![CDATA[Colorado Springs Gazette RSS - fire]]> http://gazette.com/rss/fire Tue, 27 Sep 2016 04:52:52 -0600 Zend_Feed http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss <![CDATA[House fire reported east of downtown Colorado Springs]]> http://gazette.com/house-fire-reported-east-of-downtown-colorado-springs/article/1586373?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/house-fire-reported-east-of-downtown-colorado-springs/article/1586373?custom_click=rss No injuries were reported after a fire on Sunday evening at a home just east of downtown Colorado Springs, the Colorado Springs Fire Department said.

The fire happened in the 200 block of North Foote Avenue and was under control by 7:40 p.m., the Fire Department said.

The cause of fire is unknown.

No other details were released.



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Mon, 26 Sep 2016 06:03:39 -0600
<![CDATA[Fired up about the new station]]> http://gazette.com/fired-up-about-the-new-station/article/1586267?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/fired-up-about-the-new-station/article/1586267?custom_click=rss

Fire Station 1's remodel and addition is a win for all, the Colorado Springs Fire Department said Friday.

By adding pull-through bays, the department will reduce how often it halts traffic on Weber Street while backing the trucks into the station - a safety and convenience win for drivers. And firefighters will benefit from an expanded kitchen and private living spaces.

Firefighters spend about a third of their lives at their duty station, Fire Chief Ted Collas said.

"They'll get better sleep between the alarms that wake them up," Collas said.

Individual sleeping rooms also will accommodate "a diverse workforce that didn't exist back in 1925," when the station was built, Collas said.



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Sat, 24 Sep 2016 07:46:30 -0600
<![CDATA[Small fire in Colorado Springs park quickly snuffed]]> http://gazette.com/small-fire-in-colorado-springs-park-quickly-snuffed/article/1586205?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/small-fire-in-colorado-springs-park-quickly-snuffed/article/1586205?custom_click=rss

Firefighters put out a small grass fire in east Colorado Springs Friday morning.

A fire in Wagner Park was reported at about 6:30 a.m. on the northern side of the park off East Bijou Street. The fire was about 30 feet by 30 feet when firefighters arrived, said Capt. Steve Wilch, a Colorado Springs Fire Department spokesman.

Officials are unsure how the fire started because they could not determine where it ignited. There was a small homeless camp in the area, but no one was there when firefighters were on scene, Wilch said.



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Fri, 23 Sep 2016 10:00:26 -0600
<![CDATA[Denver firefighters battling blaze at high-rise construction site downtown]]> http://gazette.com/denver-firefighters-battling-blaze-at-high-rise-construction-site-downtown/article/1586022?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/denver-firefighters-battling-blaze-at-high-rise-construction-site-downtown/article/1586022?custom_click=rss

Firefighters are battling a blaze at a high-rise construction site in downtown Denver on Wednesday morning.

The blaze is burning at a building being built at 15th and California Streets.

The Denver Fire Department says the fire is “active.



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Wed, 21 Sep 2016 12:05:46 -0600
<![CDATA[Fort Carson fire almost fully contained]]> http://gazette.com/fort-carson-fire-almost-fully-contained/article/1586008?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/fort-carson-fire-almost-fully-contained/article/1586008?custom_click=rss

A grass fire that sparked at Fort Carson was 90 percent contained Wednesday morning, according to an update from post officials.

The blaze ignited during training exercises in the southern part of Fort Carson on Tuesday. At about 3 p.m., it was reported as a fire of about 10-15 acres in size near Range 155.

Overnight, the fire grew from 470 acres to 475 acres, officials said.

Mop-up efforts began Tuesday night and continued into Wednesday. Trees burning on the fire's interior were likely to create a visible amount of smoke, officials said. Helicopters initially used to dump water on the blaze were on standby.

Crews from the Cheyenne Mountain Air Force Station, Colorado Springs Utilities and El Paso County



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Wed, 21 Sep 2016 09:23:15 -0600
<![CDATA[Grass fire on Fort Carson spreads overnight]]> http://gazette.com/grass-fire-on-fort-carson-spreads-overnight/article/1585953?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/grass-fire-on-fort-carson-spreads-overnight/article/1585953?custom_click=rss

Training exercises on the southern part of Fort Carson sparked a grass fire Tuesday afternoon, officials said.

Initially reported as a small fire of 10-15 acres, the blaze now spans about 470 acres, according to a 9 p.m. update from Fort Carson. It began at about 3 p.m. near Range 155.

Fort Carson firefighters will be monitoring the fire overnight, officials said. Crews from the Cheyenne Mountain Air Station, Colorado Springs Utilities and El Paso County Wildland Fire, who had been assisting post firefighters, will be released later this evening.

Three helicopters - one UH-60 Black Hawk and two CH-47 Chinooks - dropped water to help combat the fire.

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Tue, 20 Sep 2016 21:30:22 -0600
<![CDATA[Colorado Springs chimney fire creates a small scene before it gets doused]]> http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-chimney-fire-creates-a-small-scene-before-it-gets-doused/article/1585942?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-chimney-fire-creates-a-small-scene-before-it-gets-doused/article/1585942?custom_click=rss

A mid-afternoon chimney fire was quickly brought under control by the Cimarron Hills Fire Department, according to a Tuesday tweet.

The fire, which was sparked at 6560 Lonsdale Drive in east Colorado Springs, was quelled at about 2:20 p.m., the fire department tweeted.

No injuries were reported.



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Tue, 20 Sep 2016 14:57:18 -0600
<![CDATA[Crews battle two-alarm apartment building fire in south Denver]]> http://gazette.com/crews-battle-two-alarm-apartment-building-fire-in-south-denver/article/1585896?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/crews-battle-two-alarm-apartment-building-fire-in-south-denver/article/1585896?custom_click=rss

Fire crews on Monday afternoon battled a two-alarm blaze at a multi-family apartment building along the Denver-Arapahoe County border.

The Denver Fire Department said about 75 firefighters from four difference agencies responded to the fire near Quebec Street and Syracuse Way. Black smoke was seen rising over the area.

“At this time, we’ve got two (people) being evaluated for smoke inhalation,” Melissa Taylor, spokeswoman for the Denver Fire Department, said about 5 p.m. They were not being taken to a hospital, however.

Taylor said smoke and flames were showing when first responders arrived at the scene. She said the blaze has the characteristics and scope of a three-alarm fire.



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Tue, 20 Sep 2016 06:25:58 -0600
<![CDATA[Memphis fire kills 11 including 7 children: '... never seen firemen cry']]> http://gazette.com/memphis-fire-kills-11-including-7-children-...-never-seen-firemen-cry/article/1585318?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/memphis-fire-kills-11-including-7-children-...-never-seen-firemen-cry/article/1585318?custom_click=rss

Seven children were among 11 people who died in a house fire in South Memphis Monday morning, family and friends said.



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Mon, 12 Sep 2016 08:33:45 -0600
<![CDATA[Grass fire closes Highway 115 south of Colorado Springs]]> http://gazette.com/grass-fire-closes-highway-115-south-of-colorado-springs/article/1585194?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/grass-fire-closes-highway-115-south-of-colorado-springs/article/1585194?custom_click=rss

The small fire that was sparked off Highway 115 in southern El Paso County Friday night was extinguished by about 8:20, but the road won't open until 10 p.m., according to a tweet from El Paso County Sheriff's Office Wildland Fire unit.

The fire closed the road in both directions south of Colorado Springs, according to the Colorado Department of Transportation.

The blaze was reportedly 2,000 feet long and "getting into the trees," according to a Wildland Fire unit tweet. There was a multi-agency response.

No further details were available Friday night.

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Sat, 10 Sep 2016 10:26:16 -0600
<![CDATA[Body found at scene of fire near Colorado Springs Airport]]> http://gazette.com/body-found-at-scene-of-fire-near-colorado-springs-airport/article/1585133?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/body-found-at-scene-of-fire-near-colorado-springs-airport/article/1585133?custom_click=rss

A house fire south of Colorado Springs is under investigation after firefighters found a body in the basement.

The basement is where the fire broke out early Friday morning, in a home on Daredevil Drive just southeast of Milton Proby and Hancock.

It's not known if the deceased was killed in the fire or dead when it started. The El Paso County Coroner's Office responded to the scene.



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Fri, 09 Sep 2016 20:11:09 -0600