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2 years 9 months ago

Losing more than just a home

Like many evacuees, Susan Solich has been living out of boxes since the waldo canyon fire first erupted Saturday. "Sunday we went back just to grab a few things and to water my plants on the off chance that there would be still plants and it was just burning,...

2 years 9 months ago

More residents evacuated from High Park Fire

LOVELAND, Colo. (AP) - More than 600 firefighters and nearly 30 aircraft are continuing to fight a northern Colorado wildfire blamed for one death and damage to more than 100 structures in northern Colorado. The U.S. Forest Service says about 40 fire engines will also be helping efforts Wednesday to...

2 years 9 months ago

CO wildfire update

LAPORTE, Colo. (AP) - Federal firefighters are on their way to help battle a wildfire west of Fort Collins that has forced hundreds of evacuations and destroyed at least 18 structures. The U.S. Forest Service says a federal team will take over management of the fire on Monday. The Colorado...

2 years 10 months ago

Several Arizona wildfires keeping crews busy

PAYSON, Ariz. (AP) - Authorities say one of several Arizona wildfires has prompted a call for mandatory evacuations in the historic mining community of Crown King. State Forest Division spokesman Cliff Pearlberg says the Gladiator Fire has damaged two buildings and is burning on about 300 acres in the Bradshaw...

2 years 11 months ago

Evacuees allowed back in homes

CONIFER, Colo. (AP) - Colorado authorities are allowing all remaining evacuees from the Lower North Fork wildfire to return home on Monday. Jacki Kelley of the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office said that residents of 50 homes can return Monday morning, nearly a week after the fire erupted. She says firefighters...

3 years 1 week ago

Yuma County fire

Authorities say at least two homes have been destroyed and three firefighters injured in a large fire in Yuma County. That's west of Denver. Mike McCaleb, emergency manager in neighboring Washington County, says the blaze started at about 1:15 p.m. Sunday south of Yuma, and firefighters are battling low...

3 years 1 month ago

Skyway Elementary evacuated

Skyway Elementary in Colorado Springs has been evacuated as a precaution because of a natural gas leak near the school. Parents say they were notified through RSS feed, email and text alert. "They do a great job. I'm never really worried about him." Phyllis Caunt said as she...

3 years 4 months ago

Walmart caller rang twice

A man angry with Walmart shut down the retailer's Woodland Park store by calling in a bomb threat twice on Friday morning, one of the busiest shopping days of the year. Incident commander Sgt. James Halloran of the Woodland Park Police Department says the calls were received about 5...

3 years 6 months ago

Suspicious cargo at Dulles not a danger

CHANTILLY, Va. (AP) - Police and airport officials say there was nothing harmful about suspicious boxes on a cargo pallet that prompted an hours-long evacuation of several gates at Dulles International Airport. Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority spokesman Rob Yingling says a detection dog alerted handlers to boxes on a...

3 years 6 months ago

Dulles Airport evacuated because of suspicious item

CHANTILLY, Va. (AP) - Officials at Dulles International Airport have evacuated an area around a cargo container including several gates in a concourse that houses mostly international carriers after a suspicious item was found there. Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority spokesman Rob Yingling says the item was found Saturday afternoon...

3 years 9 months ago

Be Red Cross ready

The American Red Cross recommends every family to be "Red Cross Ready" in emergency situations. That means get a kit, make a plan, and be informed. The following information is from the American Red Cross website: GET A KIT At a minimum, have the basic supplies listed...

3 years 11 months ago

38 now at shelter

So far 38 people have gone to the old Grace Best Elementary School in Monument for shelter. The shelter, at 66 Jefferson in Monument, was opened early this morning by the Red Cross. The Red Cross is providing food and other comforts for those who may have to spend...

3 years 11 months ago

250 homes to be evacuated

Calls are going out to residents in Monument due to a leaking tanker car on a train. The train is stopped in Monument and hazardous materials crews will have to unload the hydrochloric acid that is inside. The leaking tanker is near Wagon Gap Trail and Elk Valley Trail. ...

3 years 11 months ago

Evacuation orders lifted in Evergreen

EVERGREEN, Colo. (AP) - Evacuation orders have been lifted after a central Colorado wildfire forced families from their Evergreen homes. Jefferson County Sheriff's spokesman Mark Techmeyer says a temperature drop and less wind last night helped crews fighting the 40-acre fire near Squaw Pass Road. Firefighters also were called to...

4 years 5 days ago

Helicopter dropping water on Franktown fire

FRANKTOWN, Colo. (AP) - Another wildfire has broken out in eastern Colorado and is threatening homes about 35 miles southeast of Denver. Authorities say they've ordered evacuations for homes within a four-mile radius of the fire near Franktown. They say the fire started early Thursday afternoon in a wooded...

4 years 5 months ago

Wildfire in Grand County continues to grow

A wildfire is burning in the central Colorado mountains, west of Fraser, has grown to 530 acres. The fire was reported Sunday afternoon and residents have been warned to get ready in case evacuations are needed. Right now the fire isn't threatening those homes. Rocky Mountain Area Coordination...

4 years 6 months ago

Wildfire evacuation checklist

The devastating Fourmile Canyon Wildfire in Boulder County has many residents in fire-prone area on edge, and thinking about how to protect themselves. The Rocky Mountain Insurance Information Association has offered a list of what to take along if you are evacuated ahead of a wildfire. This is a...

4 years 8 months ago

300,000 urged to flee Japan rains

Heavy rains caused mudslides and flooding in Japan, forcing the evacuation of 300,000 residents. Japan's meteorological agency said Thursday that more torrential rain was expected to batter Japan. Fire and rescue workers continued to put up sandbags in the hope it will divert water and prevent further damage.

4 years 10 months ago

Sweet photo project turns sour

Two young people went all out for an assignment in a photo club. It ended with their arrest on menacing and false reporting charges. Witnesses reported two suspicious men pouring white powder onto a U.S. Postal Service drop box at 24th and Grand Avenue in Pueblo. Police cordoned off...

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