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2 years 3 months ago

Fires force evacuation at Academy dormitory

US AIR FORCE ACADEMY- Hundreds of cadets were evacuated from a US Air Force Academy dormitory Tuesday after two small fires were found and extinguished. The fires happened inside Sijan Hall, one of the Academy's two dormitories. It's unclear how many cadets were part of the evacuation. However, the...

2 years 8 months ago

Update: Waldo Canyon Fire

The Waldo Canyon Fire has caused 32,500 people to be evacuated in Colorado Springs and El Paso County. At a morning news conference, officials said structures were lost in the last 24 hours, but they don't have a good count at this point. Firefighting efforts continue with hundreds...

3 years 9 months ago

Evacuation warnings lifted for Montezuma

MONTEZUMA, Colo. (AP) - Summit County sheriff's officials say a creek's level in the town of Montezuma east of Keystone has dropped two feet, prompting the lifting of voluntary evacuation orders. Summit County Sheriff John Minor says a blocked culvert threatened to flood a road at Peru Creek following...

3 years 9 months ago

More evacuations near New Mexico/Colorado fire

Raton, New Mexico (AP)--- Fire officials have ordered more evacuations as a wildfire continues to rage along the New Mexico-Colorado border. The Track Fire has charred more than 24,000 acres along the border since starting Sunday. It has destroyed 11 structures, including outbuildings and hunting cabins, and had forced...

3 years 11 months ago

12 Homes still under evacuation

There are 12 homes still under evacuation in Monument due to the earlier chemical leak. 10 of the homes are on Park Trail Drive. One is on Shoshone Valley Rd. and another on Elk Valley Rd. These homes are all closest to the railroad tracks. News First 5...

3 years 11 months ago

Evacuations underway for fire in Bent County

About 30 homes are being evacuated in Bent County due to a wildfire. The evacuations are between County Road 14 and 15 and south of County Road HH. The fire has burned 11 square miles. It started Saturday. Photo Courtesy: La Junta Fire Chief Aaron W Eveatt

4 years 3 weeks ago

Avon condo fire forces evacuations

AVON, Colo. (AP) - Authorities say thirty people were forced to leave their apartments and one was treated for smoke inhalation because of a condo fire in Avon. Firefighters say the fire behind a bathroom ceiling fan in an apartment unit was reported at about 5:30 a.m. Sunday. KUSA-TV...

4 years 2 months ago

Police surround home in Fountain

Police in Fountain have surrounded a house that may have a suicidal man inside. Homes within a half mile of Duck Hawk Place have been called. Residents have been told to stay inside their homes, though there have been no evacuations and no overt threats.

4 years 6 months ago

92 structures destroyed in Boulder County fire

The nightly briefing on the Fourmile Canyon Fire burning west of Boulder has finished. The fire that started Monday morning has burned 7,100 acres with that number likely to increase by the morning. Ninety-two structures are destroyed and eight damaged. Two hot shot crews are making containment lines. The...

4 years 7 months ago

Wildfire burning near Fort Collins

A 400-acre wildfire is burning across brush and grassland near the northern Colorado town of Livermore, about 15 miles northwest of Fort Collins. It was reported late Sunday morning. There was no immediate word on the cause. No damage or injuries have been reported, and no evacuations have...

4 years 8 months ago

1,200 homes under evacuation orders in LA County

Firefighters plan an aggressive air attack at first light Friday against a fast-moving wildfire that exploded in northern Los Angeles County, chewing through more than 4,500 acres of dry brush, forcing thousands of evacuations and burning at least three structures. There is zero containment, authorities said. Three water-dropping...

4 years 8 months ago

Mother Nature helping California firefighters

Cooler temperatures and calmer winds are helping firefighters in their battle against the wildfire that's burned homes and forced hundreds of evacuations near California's Mojave Desert. The more than 1,400-acre blaze that chased residents from the Old West Ranch community about 10 miles south of Tehachapi was 25 percent...

5 years 1 month ago

Los Angeles evacuations continue

Evacuations are still in effect for more than 500 foothill homes in Southern California even though the storm that spawned them is petering out. Authorities say the threat of a mudslide remains in La Canada Flintridge, La Crescenta, Acton and two canyons in the Angeles National Forest. No...

5 years 1 month ago

Odd smell forces Pueblo evacuations

The Pueblo Senior Resource Development Agency was evacuated briefly Friday afternoon when people inside began smelling something they thought was a natural gas leak. But the smell was apparently being pulled in from outside by heating equipment. Fire Department crews as well as workers from Xcel Energy tried to...

5 years 5 months ago

Blast rocks Gulf facility in Puerto Rico

An explosion at a Gulf gasoline facility has rocked a neighborhood outside Puerto Rico's capital, causing minor injuries and forcing evacuations as firefighters raced to prevent additional blasts. Several columns of black smoke and flames were rising from the Caribbean Petroleum Corp., a gasoline warehouse and distribution center on San...

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