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2 years 1 month ago

Ozone and smoke warnings in effect

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment and the Regional Air Quality Council have issued an Ozone Action Day Alert starting at 4 p.m. for the Front Range Urban Corridor from El Paso County north to Larimer and Weld counties, including the Denver-Boulder area, Colorado Springs, Fort Collins and...

2 years 2 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 3 months ago

Apartments evacuated, Hazmat called in

Four apartments were evacuated after residents noticed an odor smelling like battery acid at the Casa del Rey Apartments in Colorado Springs. Hazmat was called in to investigate what residents speculated could be a meth lab, but it was determined that the odor came from some cooking pots that...

2 years 3 months ago

Group calls for Jamaica to stop open fires

KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) - A watchdog group in Jamaica says the island urgently needs tougher standards and enforcement for controlling smoke, soot and microscopic pollutants dispersed in the air from trash fires. The Jamaica Environment Trust says such pollution poses a serious health hazard. A government report released this week...

2 years 6 months ago

Keep trying to quit smoking

If your New Year's resolution is to quit smoking, you might do better if you accept the fact that you are likely to fail. That's according to Dr. Chetyl Healton of the American Legacy Foundation. She says failures can become learning experiences on the way to quitting. Writing...

3 years 2 months ago

Smoke spawns 911 calls

The smoke from the Wetmore fire is blowing toward Pueblo West. That has resulted in many people calling 9-1-1 to report possible fires. Residents are being told to report smoke or visible flames, as usual, but beware the smell of smoke in the air is mostly likely coming from...

3 years 4 months ago

See smoke east of Pueblo?

People are reporting seeing smoke east of Pueblo. According to the Crowley County Sheriff's office there are two controled burns: one in Crowley County and the other in Otero County. Photo from News First 5's David Ortiviz

3 years 6 months ago

Fire burns 500 acres on Fort Carson

A fire is burning in open country on Fort Carson. The army says it's about 60 percent contained already, but has burned about 500 acres. Fort Carson fire crews hope to have it contained by this evening. Smoke from the fire is visible from surrounding areas, including I-25...

3 years 8 months ago

House fire send family into the cold

Crews from Colorado Springs Fire Dept responded to 116 E. Washington St in Colorado Springs last night around 8:30pm when a fire broke out in the home. Occupants of the home were able to evacuate the home after encountering smoke in the upstairs bedroom. While the cause of the...

3 years 10 months ago

Woman indicted for giving toddler marijuana

CINCINNATI (AP) - A grand jury has indicted an Ohio woman accused of providing marijuana to her 2-year-old daughter and using her cell phone to record the child smoking the drug. Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph Deters said Wednesday that 21-year-old Jessica Gamble of Springfield Township in suburban Cincinnati was...

3 years 11 months ago

Plane crashes near Rollins Pass in Colorado

The Gilpin County sheriff's office says a plane crashed in the Arapahoe National Forest, but has few details. The sheriff's office received a call at about 12:30 p.m. Wednesday of smoke on Rollins Pass Road between Nederland and Winter Park. Sheriff's officials say U.S. Forest Service employees found a...

4 years 1 month ago

Heavy smoke pours into Rye

Heavy smoke is pouring over the mountains southwest of Pueblo. According to the Pueblo Sheriff's Office it is coming from the Medano fire at the Sand Dunes. The smoke is obscuring the view of Greenhorn Peak from Pueblo and residents of Rye say visibility is down to a quarter...

4 years 4 months ago

Controlled burns in eastern Pueblo County

If you're seeing smoke east of Pueblo--it's a result of controlled burns. The Pueblo Rural Fire District says the Pueblo Chemical Depot reported in advance that it would burn excess grass and brush Wednesday, to prevent a wildfire. In addition, farmers are burning their fields to clear debris...

4 years 4 months ago

Jet with 74 aboard makes emergency landing

Officials say a jet carrying 74 people made an emergency landing at the Aspen airport after smoke entered the pilot's cabin. Pitkin County Sheriff's Deputy Alex Burchetta says SkyWest Airlines flight 5940 made a safe landing Sunday afternoon and there were no reports of injury among the 70 passengers and...

4 years 4 months ago

Smoky courthouse evacuated

Hundreds of people have been evacuated from a New York City courthouse because of a smoky basement fire. Courts spokesman David Bookstaver says it apparently started in a wooden contractor's shed. The building in Lower Manhattan was evacuated at around 10:30 a.m. Tuesday. A woman was helped outside with...

4 years 5 months ago

Small plane crashes into Texas office building

A small plane crashed Thursday into a multistory office building in Austin, causing a fire and sending black smoke billowing from the seven-story structure, officials said. At least two people were injured a third was unaccounted for. The Associated Press, citing an unidentified source, said the crash didn't appear...

4 years 5 months ago

RV fire in Pueblo

Fire destroyed an RV in a driveway in the 2600 block of West 6th Ave in Pueblo Monday morning. The fire also did minor damage to the front of the garage. The fire department is on the scene, battling the blaze. At this time, no one is believed...

4 years 6 months ago

Parkview hospital goes smoke free in new year

In Pueblo, Parkview Medical Center has made a new year's resolution to become a smoke free campus. Starting on January 1, smoking will be prohibited anywhere on the hospital's campus, including in parking lots, sidewalks, alleyways and greenways around the hospital. Parkview says it was the right time to make...

4 years 9 months ago

Pueblo marijuana dispensary delays opening

Pueblo leaders are trying to decide whether or not to allow medical marijuana dispensaries in the city limits. Two business partners planned to open one in the Mesa Junction area last week, selling not only loose pot but marijuana brownies and lollipops. However, the city attorney requested them to delay...

4 years 10 months ago

College closes as Southern Calif. fire nears

A college threatened by a 13-square-mile wildfire closed Wednesday as flames burned in hills above the campus. Moorpark College in Ventura County posted the closing announcement to its 2,500 students on its Web site Wednesday morning. County fire spokesman Bill Nash said the fire did not weaken overnight...

4 years 10 months ago

Fire flares up in Southern California

A massive wildfire near Los Angeles has flared up and a new evacuation order has been issued for homes in a remote canyon. John Huschke of the U.S. Forest Service says 15 to 20 homes were ordered evacuated at around 4 a.m. Thursday as winds pushed flames into Pacoima Canyon...

4 years 10 months ago

Hazy air taking a toll on asthma patients

Wildfires burning in California, Utah and western Colorado have made Colorado's air hazy and prompted advisories from state health officials. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Safety Tuesday advised people with asthma , heart conditions, young people and the elderly to stay inside if visibility was less than...

4 years 10 months ago

Health advisory issued for smoky skies

Roaring wildfires in California and other western states and Canada have filled Colorado's skies with a choking , white haze. Tuesday afternoon, the state health department issued a health advisory: Active children, active adults, and people with respiratory illnesses should limit prolonged outdoor exertion from 2 PM until midnight tonight....

4 years 10 months ago

15 doctors behind most pot referrals in Colorado

Statistics from the Colorado health department show two doctors are responsible for referring more than a third of the patients on the state's medical-marijuana registry. The Denver Post reports that of the roughly 10,000 medical-marijuana patients on the registry, 75 percent received their recommendations from one of 15 doctors. ...

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