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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. ...

4 months 5 days ago

Waldo Canyon Fire Memorial Unveiled

It hasn't been easy for the people in Mountain Shadows as they've been trying to rebuild and move forward after the Waldo Canyon Fire more than two years ago. On Saturday, fire victims and neighbors remembered where they've been and where they're headed with a new memorial now complete. ...

7 months 3 weeks ago

Court Street Fire Clean Up Unscheduled

Fire devastated a whole city block along Court Street in Pueblo in June. The scene remains boarded up, but the clean up can't begin until the investigation is complete. Something businesses on the block wish would happen sooner than later. Pueblo Fire Department Investigators say they've turned the investigation...

8 months 2 weeks ago

Fire at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

COLORADO SPRINGS - A fire at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo has been put out. The fire started just after 7:00 this morning in the basement of one of their buildings. Crews say it was mostly boxed goods that were burning. They were able to put the fire out in...

9 months 3 weeks ago

Fire in Downtown Pueblo Rekindles

Fire crews battled two fire rekindles Thursday along Court Street in downtown Pueblo. The fire inspector says the roof collapsed on hot spots making it difficult to get water underneath. "We have to figure out a way to get under the roofing material," Fire Inspector, Gary Micheli says. "Either...

10 months 2 weeks ago

Electricity Rate Increase Proposed After Fire

Colorado Springs Utilities says it will cost $3 million a month to buy the electricity Drake Power Plant would have normally generated. That change would translate to to an increase on the average residential bill by 7.5%, or about five dollars per month, depending on usage. Commercial and industrial...

1 year 1 week ago

Volunteers needed at Flying W Ranch

The Flying W Ranch was nearly destroyed in the Waldo Canyon fire during the summer of 2012. Right now, they are focused on getting back on their feet. But to do that, they need a little help. Volunteer opportunities are available this summer to help out with a variety...

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 3 months ago

Fire victims took in homeless

COLORADO SPRINGS - More than a dozen people were left homeless this afternoon as the result of a house fire on the southeast side of Colorado Springs. Two families were sharing the home in the 2000 block of Monterey Drive. The fire started a few minutes after 12:00 p.m. and...

1 year 4 months ago

Fire stops train; schools stay safe

MONUMENT - Lower winds are helping firefighters gain control of a wildland fire that burned just west of I-25 in northeastern El Paso County. The fire began in barn near Old Denver Road and Baptist Road just after 10:00 a.m. and reportedly spread into the trees. The barn is...

1 year 4 months ago

Fire burning near Monument

Update: News5 crews on the scene are reporting that the fire is under control. The barn was destroyed, but the nearby house is still standing. Monument Police tell us that the property affected is the 3rd oldest homestead in Monument. Update: According to witnesses at a nearby business, the...

1 year 5 months ago

Arrest made in fire on CSU Pueblo campus

Christian Cunningham, 19, has been arrested and charged with arson under the suspicion of starting a fire in the Culebra Hall dorm rooms Sunday evening. The campus confirms to News 5 Cunningham is a current student. He's formally been charged with arson, criminal mischief and reckless endangerment. Cunningham...

1 year 7 months ago

Jefferson County fire 50 percent contained

GOLDEN, Colo. (AP) - Firefighters are working to contain a small wildfire burning in the foothills of Jefferson County. The Glencoe Valley Fire was 6 acres and 50 percent contained Tuesday morning. Firefighters hope to have if fully contained by the end of the day. Evacuation orders went out Monday...

1 year 7 months ago

One killed in early morning house fire

SEDALIA, Colo. (AP) - Authorities say firefighters have found an adult's body inside a burned house in Sedalia that has been declared a total loss. The person's identity wasn't immediately released. Douglas County sheriff's officials say a neighbor who is a volunteer firefighter reported the fire Tuesday at a house...

1 year 8 months ago

Weather helps firefighters on Vegas-area fire

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Wet and cloudy weather is helping firefighters battling a mountain blaze that has charred almost 44 square miles near Las Vegas. Containment on the Carpenter 1 wildfire increased to 43 percent. But U.S. Forest Service spokeswoman Suzanne Shelp said Friday that the danger's still too great...

1 year 8 months ago

Update: West Fork Complex Fire

The West Fork Complex fire burning in Southwestern Colorado is getting closer to 110,000 acres. Containment on this fire is now up to 32%. This was started by lightning and is a mixture of three different fires burning in the San Juan and Rio Grande National Forests.

1 year 8 months ago

Small fire on Fisher Peak

A small fire is burning near the top of Fisher's Peak in Trinidad. The Las Animas County Sheriff confirms the fire is one and a half acres right now. Crews are responding to the fire and the sheriff has requested a plane drop be organized. We will update...

1 year 8 months ago

Fort Collins firefighter injured

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) - Investigators are trying to determine the cause of an apartment fire that left a Fort Collins firefighter with minor injuries. Poudre Fire Authority spokesman Patrick Love says a ceiling collapsed during a three-alarm apartment fire on Sunday. Love said Monday the firefighter was injured as...

1 year 8 months ago

Philharmonic fireworks show back on

The Colorado Springs Philharmonic Fireworks show will go on as scheduled. Originally it had been canceled due to fire danger, but after recent rain and higher humidity levels, the show will is back on. It starts at 5:30 Thursday evening and is free to the public.

1 year 9 months ago

Ride The Rockies route change

SALIDA, COLO. - The Denver Post Ride The Rockies Bicycle Tour is revising the route for the sixth stage of the 2013 tour due to issues brought on by the Royal Gorge Wildfire. The route for Friday, June 14 will begin in Salida, Colo. and end in Canon City,...

1 year 9 months ago

Live Coverage Reminder

Just a reminder, we are live on TV right now. Tune to News 5 for the latest updates on the fires burning in Colorado. We have live reports and information on evacuations. You can also click here to visit our facebook page to find the latest updates.

1 year 9 months ago

Update: Fire burning near La Veta

According to Laurie Cordova, Huerfano Co. Public Information Officer, the Klikus Fire burning 5 miles west of La Veta is now at 60 acres. It is 40% contained, and there are six families still evacuated. No structures have burned, and there are no injuries reported. There are...

1 year 9 months ago

Royal Gorge Fire Midnight Update

Fremont County just issued an update on the Royal Gorge Fire as of midnight going into Wednesday. The fire is now estimated at 3,800 acres with 0% containment. Origin of fire was south of the Royal Gorge Bridge Park, which is west of Canon City. The cause is still...

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...

1 year 11 months ago

Three escape Pueblo mobile home fire

Pueblo Firefighters said three people were home when a trailer caught fire around 5:00am in the 2000 block of Belmont Avenue. One of the residents tried to put out the fire with an extinguisher but it didn't work. All three did make it out of the home safely. Firefighters...

1 year 11 months ago

Fire destroys 200 homes in Myanmar

More than 200 homes were gutted in two fires this morning in Myanmar's second largest city. Fire officials said one fire started at about two there and took three hours to put out. Then a second fire broke out and was extinguished in a half hour. The homes were...

1 year 11 months ago

Fire kills children in Myanmar

Thirteen children have died in Myanmar after an early morning fire. That fire, ruled as electrical, engulfed an Islamic school. The children, all boys, suffocated in the dormitory next to a mosque in Myanmar's largest city. About 74 orphans live there, and most were able to escape.

2 years 2 weeks ago

Red Rock fire caused by model rocket

COLORADO SPRINGS - Investigators with the Colorado Springs Fire Department say the five acre grass fire that started Thursday afternoon in the Red Rock Canyon Open Space was started by a model rocket. Fire crew found the model rocket while working to contain the flames, confirming an report taken by...

2 years 1 month ago

Kansas City Plaza Fire

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Multiple injuries were being reported Tuesday evening after a suspected gas explosion sparked a massive fire that engulfed an entire block at an upscale shopping center in Kansas City. Police spokeswoman Rhonda Flores said it appeared that a car crashed into a gas main near...

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