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3 months 2 weeks ago

Black Forest Names New Fire Chief

The Black Forest Fire Protection District finally hired a new fire chief Wednesday night, after months with the position vacant. The Board elected Bryan Jack, who has 19 years of experience and has spent time with the Forest Service and the Tri-Lakes Monument Fire District as the Battalion Chief. ...

7 months 4 weeks ago

Community split over fire report findings

EL PASO COUNTY - The release of the executive summary of a report by an independent investigator looking into the emergency response to the Black Forest Fire brought out strong emotions from people in the community. Those who support Fire Chief Bob Harvey were bolstered by the findings that...

1 year 1 month ago

Black Forest fire investigation clears Chief Harvey

BLACK FOREST, Colo - The Black Forest Fire/Rescue Protection District released an executive summary Wednesday outlining the findings of an independent investigation into the response to the Black Forest Fire. The investigation was sparked by allegations that Fire Chief Bob Harvey did not properly handle the initial fire response, did...

1 year 9 months ago

Guide to help homeowners list their stuff

COLORADO SPRINGS - Many survivors of the Black Forest fire who lost their homes now face the challenge of trying to remember everything that was inside. To make the process of filling out insurance claims easier, the Rocky Mountain Association of Independent Public Adjusters has put together this 35 page...

1 year 9 months ago

Latest update on the Black Forest Fire

The number of homes completely destroyed by the Black Forest Fire now stands at 502. That's up from 483. Yesterday afternoon, the City of Colorado Springs issued the "all clear" for all voluntary evacuation areas. El Paso County has downgraded some areas. The Black Forest Fire is now...

1 year 9 months ago

Range Riders cancel ride because of fire

Rodeo season in Colorado Springs starts with two big events: the Street Breakfast and the departure of the Pikes Peak Range Riders. However, this summer the cowboys will be staying close to home. The Range Riders have canceled their annual trip around Pikes Peak for just the second time...

1 year 9 months ago

Wild Fire Tees raising money once again

Wild Fire Tees will be on-site this weekend with a brand new t-shirt as a fundraiser for Black Forest Fire Relief. Wild Fire Tees was created during the Waldo Canyon Fire last year and was instrumental in bringing in significant funds for quick and efficient disbursement to those with...

1 year 9 months ago

Black Forest evacuees speak out

Over 2,500 families have been displaced by the Black Forest Fire. Many evacuated from the fire have no idea whether or not their home may still be standing. Some people we talked to today are upset for their loss, but overall happy to just be alive. "I worry...

4 years 1 week ago

Colorado Springs sends help to Black Forest

The Colorado Springs Fire Department has sent two brush trucks to Black Forest to help fight a fire burning near Holmes Road and Shoup Road. Brush trucks are equipped to fight fires in open country. The fire has burned one outbuilding and is threatening other structures.

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