Posted 5:31 PM 3/29/2013 by Elaine Sheridan
The fire burning near the Fort Lyon Correctional Facility is 100% contained.
The Office of Emergency Management in Bent County where the fire was burning says no structures were lost in the fire that burned 120 acres.
The fire started just before 8pm Thursday night just east of the prison. For a brief time the fire did threaten the correctional facility.
Posted 9:09 AM 3/21/2013 by Elaine Sheridan
Senators Mark Udall (D-Colo.) and John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) announced today that they plan to offer a bipartisan amendment to the 2014 U.S. Senate budget to increase the funding availability for fighting wildfires and modernizing the air tanker fleet by $100 million.
Udall and Barrasso say (More)
Posted 8:47 AM 3/18/2013 by Elaine Sheridan
Six boys were arrested for allegedly setting fires near Sagebrush Park in southeast Colorado Springs yesterday afternoon.
Investigators with the Colorado Springs Police Department (CSPD) say the 6 juvenile males set several small fires in the creekbed just east of the park using a large (More)
Posted 1:28 PM 3/15/2013 by Elaine Sheridan
The fire burning outside Lory State Park northwest of Fort Collins has burned 40-acres according to the Larimer County Sheriffs Office.
The "Soldier Fire" is burning through vegetation in the Soldier Canyon area west of Horsetooth Reservoir. Structures are reportedly threatened.(More)...
Posted 8:30 AM 3/13/2013 by Elaine Sheridan
(AP) - Despite the slowest start to a wildfire season in a decade, the head of the U.S. Forest Service says his agency is preparing for another busy year, but with fewer firefighters. Chief Tom Tidwell says late winter storms have helped, but the South and Southwestern U.S. are (More)