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10 months 1 week ago

Fire resistant trees can Protect your home

Most deciduous trees as well as annuals and fruit and vegetable plants are fire resistant, while evergreens have sap and resin that make them more flammable. According to Amy Sylvester, the Colorado Springs Fire Department's Wildfire Mitigation Program Coordinator, aspen, maple, and ash trees are great fire resistant options....

2 years 2 months ago

Hundreds crowd emergency preparation meeting

COLORADO SPRINGS - There weren't many empty seats at the Cheyenne Mountain High School auditorium as hundreds of people came out to the city's first wildfire safety information meeting. City leaders from the police and fire departments spoke about the importance of preparing for an evacuation and how to...

4 years 6 months ago

Hwy 24 roadwork underway

Rock slides closed Highway 24 west of Colorado Springs twice at the end of summer. The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is tackling the problem with rock mitigation operations on Ute Pass this week. The work began Monday morning. It should take two weeks. This week westbound Hwy 24...

4 years 8 months ago

Colorado Springs Fire Department gets $1 million grant

The Colorado Springs Fire Department has received a $1.1 million grant from the .S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Colorado Division of Emergency Management. The money will be used for wildfire mitigation projects throughout Colorado Springs. "These projects directly benefit residents and the community...

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