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1 year 4 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 11 months ago

Rye fire 20% contained

A fire this afternoon in Rye is now 20% contained. It happened near Baxter Road between Bartlett Trail Road and Clennin Road. Pueblo County Sheriff's deputies say it spans two acres. Four crews responded: Rye, Beulah, Sheriff's Fire, and Pueblo West. Right now the cause of the fire is...

2 years 2 months ago

Disease containment drill at Air Force Academy

AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. (AP) - The Air Force Academy is conducting an exercise designed to test its ability to work with local hospitals and civil authorities to contain a disease. The drill is taking place Wednesday and Thursday on the campus outside Colorado Springs. Memorial Health System hospitals and...

2 years 3 months ago

Containment pushed back for Durango fire

DURANGO, Colo. (AP) - Fire officials are pushing back the date for when they expect to fully contain a 500-acre wildfire near Durango. The fire was 85 percent contained Wednesday. Fire officials had estimated it would be fully contained Thursday night, but that has now been pushed back to Saturday...

2 years 3 months ago

Waldo Canyon Fire could be contained shortly

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - Firefighters expect to fully contain the Waldo Canyon wildfire by Friday. So far, containment lines have been built around 90 percent of the Colorado Springs fire that destroyed nearly 350 homes. Crews also got some help early Thursday from some rain that fell on the...

3 years 7 months ago

Boulder foothills fire 60 percent contained

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) - A wildfire in the foothills west of Boulder is 60 percent contained after crews made good progress overnight. Fire managers said Saturday they're focusing on strengthening and extending their containment lines around the blaze in Lefthand Canyon. They put the size of the burn area...

4 years 1 month ago

Weather helps crews battling Loveland wildfire

Calmer-than-expected weather has allowed crews to contain about 65 percent of a northern Colorado wildfire. Fire managers say high winds predicted Wednesday didn't materialize, allowing crews to nearly double the containment line. The blaze blackened 740 acres and destroyed two homes. About 100 people who were evacuated from the...

4 years 1 month ago

Crews contain 35 percent of Loveland wildfire

Firefighters are bracing for more windy, warm and dry weather as they work to contain a wildfire in the foothills west of Loveland. Fire managers say despite the challenging conditions, they're optimistic because of all the resources available. Crews have dug containment lines around about 35 percent of...

4 years 3 months ago

California wildfire threatens entire town

A wildfire that's destroyed at least 40 homes near the Mojave Desert is threatening an entire town and firefighters say they're worried that afternoon winds will kick up the flames. Kern County Fire Engineer Dustin Allegranza says crews worked through the night to burn out a firebreak ahead of...

4 years 5 months ago

Smaller container reaches gulf seafloor

BP says a second, smaller container has reached the seafloor, but it hasn't yet been placed over the blown-out well fouling the Gulf of Mexico. BP spokesman Bill Salvin said Wednesday that the 2-ton box had reached the seabed overnight. He says it hasn't been positioned over the...

4 years 5 months ago

Calmer weather aiding gulf spill cleanup

Calmer weather has arrived along the Gulf Coast, where masses of oil continue to lurk offshore. So far, only oil sheens have reached into some coastal waters. The oil's slow progress is allowing crews and volunteers to lay boom in front of shorelines. The calmer wind and waves should...

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