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Waldo Canyon Fire
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1 year ago

Clean up continues in Waldo Fire area

The Waldo Canyon Burned Area Emergency Response implementation team continues to clean up hazards west of Colorado Springs. Two burned wooden staircases on the Waldo Canyon Trail have been... Read Story

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1 year ago

Disaster Recovery Center moves

The El Paso County Disaster Recovery Center will transition from face-to-face service, to telephone and internet to provide resources and information to El Paso County citizens impacted by the Waldo... Read Story

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1 year ago

Some trees in burn area might survive

Experts working in the Waldo Canyon burn area say some trees that appear lost are showing signs of life. The danger still lies in beetles preying in stressed trees.

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1 year ago

Get on the emergency call back list

The El Paso-Teller County E9-1-1 Authority has set up a designated phone line to assist people who do not have access to the internet connection to register their information for... Read Story

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Thursday morning fire briefing

The Waldo Canyon Fire could reach full containment by tomorrow. It is currently at 90 percent containment. Residents in burned out areas will be allowed back in today from... Read Story

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Why a fire increases flood risk

The gentle rain showers that washed over Colorado Springs Wednesday also helped to cool the northern edge of the Waldo Canyon Fire. However, too much rain can quickly create another... Read Story

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1 year ago

Rehearsal underway for benefit concert

Last minute preparations are underway for Wednesday's benefit concert A Community Rises to benefit victims of the Waldo Canyon Fire. Members of the Colorado Springs Philharmonic as well as other... Read Story

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A view from the fire lines

Street by street though the Mountain Shadows neighborhood last Tuesday Colorado Springs Fire Department audio video specialist Steve Schopper recorded the unimaginable. "There were certain streets that I was... Read Story

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Cabinet members visit fire area

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack are in Colorado Springs to view the Waldo Canyon fire and speak with incident commanders. The cabinet members announced... Read Story

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Tuesday morning fire briefing

17,920 acres, with 70 percent containment. Residents of approximately 500 homes located south of Champagne Dr. and north of 30th St. will be able to safely return home as... Read Story

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More residents will go home at 6 p.m.

Local officials are giving their morning update on the Waldo Canyon Fire. Colorado Springs Fire Chief Rich Brown says boundaries around Colorado Springs are 100 percent contained, not the whole... Read Story

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Inside the firestorm: video from CSFD

Colorado Springs Fire has released unbelievable video, shot by Steve Schopper. He was shooting Tuesday night, when the Waldo Canyon Fire jumped into Colorado Springs neighborhoods. Click here to... Read Story

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Silver Key to give away clothes

Silver Key Senior Services has opened up its Silver & Such thrift store to anyone displaced by the Waldo Canyon Fire with an offer of free clothes and durable medical... Read Story

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Mountain Shadows neighborhood damage

This home on Majestic Drive in the Mountain Shadows neighborhood burned to the ground; so did their neighbors. Across the street homes looked untouched.

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Post Office deliveries resume for most

The final four postal locations affected by the wildfire have now reopened, including two Post Offices in Woodland Park, Green Mountain Falls, and Cascade. Deliveries will be made wherever possible.... Read Story

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1 year ago

Monday morning fire briefing

Information from fire briefing at 8 a.m. Monday Fire still as 17,827 acres, with no perimeter growth since yesteday. The fire is now 55 percent contained. Thunderstorms are... Read Story

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Update: 8 a.m. press conference

8 a.m press conference update -The fire is 17,659 acres -45% Containment -1,534 Firefighters on scene -Officials at 2 p.m. today will make the decision about Peregrine and Oak... Read Story

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8:00 a.m press conference latest

Latest information from the 8:00 a.m. press conference: -Today will be the first day crews will work on utility restoration. 990 homes are still without electricity. -The fire is... Read Story

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1 year ago

Thanks to firefighters

Spontaneous thanks to firefighters continue to be seen around the city. This sign is on 31st Street, south of the damaged area on the west side of the city.

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AFA evacuations being lifted Friday

U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo., - Academy officials have deemed it safe for residents of the Pine Valley and Douglass Valley housing areas to return to their residence effective 5... Read Story

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Mayor Bach: 346 homes destroyed

During the afternoon media briefing Colorado Springs mayor Steve Bach announced that an early assessment showed at least 346 homes were destroyed by the Waldo Canyon Fire. Bach, his... Read Story

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1 year ago

Fire briefing update

Mayor Bach says 346 homes on 34 streets were destroyed by the Waldo Canyon Fire. Mandatory evacuation areas expected to be lifted on east side of fire zone. ... Read Story

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Aerial shot of burned out homes

Pueblo photographer John Wark took a photo this morning that shows a large neighborhood devastated by fire in the Mountain Shadows area. Click here to view the photo. Use... Read Story

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1 year ago

Pikes Peak Hill Climb postponed

Sports Corp. announced Wednesday that the Pikes Peak Hill Climb has been postponed due to safety concerns and the fires around Colorado Springs. A new date will be selected... Read Story

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1 year ago

Losing more than just a home

Like many evacuees, Susan Solich has been living out of boxes since the waldo canyon fire first erupted Saturday. "Sunday we went back just to grab a few things... Read Story

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Waldo Canyon Fire: not much new

Not much new information was given at the afternoon news briefing on the Waldo Canyon Fire. Around 32,500 people remained evacuated as firefighters continue to work structure fires in... Read Story

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1 year ago

Gusty winds

It was so windy that Ophelia's News 5 hat flew away! The winds here at Gold Lill are moist, warm and hazy. It carries debris that stings when it hits... Read Story

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President Obama to visit Springs

President Obama will visit the area Friday to see the damage caused by the Waldo Canyon Fire. Obama called Governor John Hickenlooper and Colorado Springs Mayor Steve Bach today... Read Story

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New evacuations for Woodland Park

New evacuations orders are in place for Woodland Park. These include the areas east of State Highway 24 from Crystola to Baldwin Street/Rampart Range Road to the Teller County Border... Read Story

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1 year ago

Update: Waldo Canyon Fire

The Waldo Canyon Fire has caused 32,500 people to be evacuated in Colorado Springs and El Paso County. At a morning news conference, officials said structures were lost in... Read Story

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1 year ago

USPS Mail delivery changes

The USPS has made some changes to your mail delivery: If you receive mail at AFA, you will be able to pick up your mail at Briargate Station, 8585... Read Story

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Parks remain closed

The following parks and recreation areas are closed Pulpit Rock Park Section 16 Ute Valley Park Stratton Open Space Red Rock Canyon Open Space... Read Story

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Evacuation areas remain unchanged

The mandatory evacuation areas for the Waldo Canyon Fire have not changed since last night when Manitou Springs residents were allowed to go home. The Cedar Heights neighborhood, and... Read Story

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Woodland Park isolated

Woodland Park is showing signs of its isolation. Highway 24 is closed between Manitou Springs and Crystola because of the Waldo Canyon Fire. Last night at least two Woodland... Read Story

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1 year ago

11,000 under evacuation orders

Nine aircraft are now fighting the fire just west of Colorado Springs. This information comes from a briefing at four o'clock Sunday afternoon. This includes three heavy tankers, four single... Read Story

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1 year ago

Free showers offered at YMCA

The YMCA of the Pikes Peak Region is offering Waldo Canyon Fire evacuees free use of all Y's and City-owned, Y-operated aquatic and recreation facilities for showers and recreation with... Read Story

1 year ago

New evacuations ordered

Mandatory evacs ordered on the south side of Highway 24 for Green Mtn Falls, Chipita Park and Cascade.

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1 year ago

New evacuations ordered

The El Paso County Sheriff's office is ordering evacuations along Highway 24, this time for the southern portion of Hwy 24 for Cascade, Chipita Park and Green Mountain Falls. ... Read Story

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1 year ago

Manitou Springs evacuations continue

The El Paso County Sheriff's office announces that evacuations are continuing in Manitou Springs, including Crystal Park and all areas north of Manitou Avenue, then the rest of the city.... Read Story

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What to take if you must evacuate

If you had to evacuate, what should you take? The Red Cross has this list to consider: Water-one gallon per person, per day (3­day supply) Food-non­perishable, easy­to­prepare... Read Story

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Waldo Canyon Fire updates

The Waldo Canyon Fire (formerly called the Pyramid Mt. Fire) has now increased to 1,000 acres. A Type 1 team from the federal government is taking over the mangement... Read Story

1 year ago

Strip mall closes as fire moves north

The businesses in this strip mall at Centennial and Vindicator are closed as the fire moves further north just over the Rampart Range.

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1 year ago

CSFD updates evacuations

The Colorado Springs fire department has tweeted a correction to the evacuations for the west side of Colorado Springs. Now voluntary evacutions are in effect for Mountain Shadows area... Read Story

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