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2 years 6 months ago

Obama touts aid for emergency service workers

NORTH CHESTERFIELD, Va. (AP) - President Barack Obama is pressing for Congress to spend billions of dollars to help firefighters facing layoffs. Obama said Wednesday that while the private sector continues to add jobs, financially strapped state and local governments are doing the opposite and cutting firefighters, teachers and...

2 years 8 months ago

Taxes or firefighters in Black Forrest

BLACK FOREST, Colo. (AP) - Voters in the small unincorporated community of Black Forest in El Paso County could face a bleak choice on ballots later this year - higher taxes, or fewer firefighters? A board overseeing the Black Forest Fire/Rescue plans to ask residents for the property tax increase...

2 years 8 months ago

Firefighters put to the test at AFA

Over 180 firefighters from 12 states and Canada put their minds and bodies to the test at the Firefighter Combat Challenge Saturday at the Air Force Academy. "They call it the toughest 2 minutes in sports." explains AFA Firefighter Patrick Kraft, "It's basically simulating fire - ground activities to include...

2 years 10 months ago

No containment for Shell Fire

The Shell Fire in Las Animas County has zero containment as of this morning, according to Las Animas County Emergency Management. The fire is burning 25,000 acres on both sides of Highway 109 between La Junta and Kim. The primary focus for today is on the west side of...

3 years 3 months ago

Volunteer firefighters needed

The El Paso County Wildland Fire Crew is seeking new volunteers. Volunteers will receive training. The next Wildland Fire Academy will start April 2. Applications are due February 18. MORE INFORMATION

3 years 6 months ago

Colorado wildfire now 40% contained

Firefighters continue to build containment lines around a 530-acre wildfire burning in the mountains near Fraser. The fire, less than a square mile, is burning on public land and is about two miles away from homes. Because of that, and the risk posed by falling trees, firefighters are focusing...

3 years 7 months ago

Boulder Wildfire Has Presidential Attention

DENVER (AP) - Gov. Bill Ritter has met with firefighters, volunteers and families displaced by the wildfire near Boulder - and gotten words of encouragement from President Barack Obama. Ritter's spokesman says the president expressed his empathy and support for the families and firefighters. He says Obama wanted to ensure...

3 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...

3 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...

3 years 8 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...

3 years 8 months ago

California wildfire destroys 30 homes

Two wildfires that erupted and spread quickly in Southern California have destroyed dozens of homes and forced evacuations in remote areas of the state's Kern County. The most destructive of the fires was burning about 10 miles southeast of Tehachapi, a city located in a mountainous area between Bakersfield...

3 years 9 months ago

Wildfire flares-up near Sand Dunes

A wildfire that's been burning near the Great Sand Dunes National Park since last month flared up Tuesday when thunderstorms moved through the area. Called the Medano Fire, the blaze has now consumed more than 6,200 acres. More than 200 firefighters have made a line all the way around...

3 years 10 months ago

Cog Railway train safely off the Peak

Colorado Springs is packed with out-of-town visitors as family and friends prepare for Wednesday's graduation at the Air Force Academy. Dozens of tourists got more excitement than they expected when their Cog Railway train was trapped on Pikes Peak for a time by a downed power line and grass fires....

3 years 10 months ago

Wind spreads Colorado canyon blaze

Firefighters say an intense canyon fire ripping through San Miguel County is spreading and getting more intense with the help of high winds blowing at up to 60 mph. The blaze is burning mostly on federal land, and has grown beyond 3,000 acres. About 150 firefighters were working the...

3 years 11 months ago

Fire destroys boats at Virginia marina

A large fire broke out at a Virginia marina early Wednesday morning. Firefighters battled the two-alarm blaze for hours before bringing it under control. Witnesses reported hearing an explosion shortly before the fire began. The fire destroyed three boats, but crews were able to move other boats and...

3 years 11 months ago

Firefighters rescue dog from chair

A fat old dog found himself in quite a predicatment last week when he got stuck in a chair. It took three suburban Chicago firefighters to rescue the small dog that became trapped inside a mechanized recliner chair . The dog was deep inside the chair and they had to...

4 years 3 weeks ago

House fire in Wasson area

Colorado Springs Fire Department is on scene at a house fire at the 2200 block of Lockhaven Drive. Firefighters were called just after 12:30 Saturday afternoon. CSFD tells News First 5 that it took only about 5 minutes to knock down the fire. 24 firefighters responded to the scene....

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