January 22, 2013 4:36 PM
Neighbors in the ten hundred block of W. 13th Street in Pueblo are angry over a burned out house that's still standing nearly six months after it caught fire.
"It's stressful because there's lots of people breaking in constantly," said Jeremy Bravo, a neighbor. "The smell. There's always ash in... more »
October 27, 2010 1:04 PM
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) - A 68-year-old New York jeweler has been convicted of killing his wife by incinerating her in an oil drum.
The verdict Wednesday came in Werner Lippe's second murder trial. His first trial ended in February with a hung jury. Prosecutors were hampered by the... more »
October 14, 2010 4:00 PM
Pueblo County Sheriff's Office is asking for help in finding the person responsible for burning several cars at CSU-Pueblo on Sunday, October 3.
One vehicle was destroyed and three others sustained damage.
It happened between 4 and 5 a.m. on October 3 in one of the university parking... more »
October 4, 2010 8:18 AM
Last month's destructive wildfire in Boulder County left hundreds in need of new homes - and people in the construction industry looking to pick up work without seeming insensitive.
Northern Colorado contractors say they're in desperate need of rebuilding work from the Fourmile Fire that burned 169 homes. But... more »
September 22, 2010 8:52 AM
Evacuation orders remain in effect for about 250 homes near the western flank of a Utah wildfire near Salt Lake City as firefighters look to maintain their momentum today.
Nearly half the evacuation orders still in effect for the Salt Lake City suburb of Herriman were lifted yesterday evening... more »
September 21, 2010 10:39 AM
Crews are racing to reinforce fire lines before winds pick up again on a wildfire sparked during a military exercise at a Utah Army National Guard base.
Fire spokeswoman Kim Osborn said Tuesday more firefighters are joining the 200-plus who worked Monday to fight the 4,300-acre Machine Gun fire... more »
September 20, 2010 10:19 AM
Fire officials in Utah say some 100 homes are threatened by a wind-drive blaze that's forced people to flee some 1,400 homes.
Authorities say two homes have burned in the small community of Herriman, near Salt Lake City.
The blaze started when dry brush at a National Guard... more »
September 20, 2010 8:32 AM
Officials say a grass fire in Rocky Mountain National Park has burned 40 acres.
Park spokesman Larry Frederick says the Onahu fire on the park's west side is not threatening structures, campgrounds or visitors, although some campers 5 miles north of the blaze decided to leave.
The fire... more »
September 16, 2010 8:32 AM
Residents forced out of their homes by a northern Colorado wildfire have been allowed to go home and crews have contained 65 percent of the blaze that was started by two people burning brush.
Federal fire managers say the high winds predicted for Wednesday didn't develop, allowing firefighters to... more »
September 15, 2010 8:42 AM
Firefighters are bracing for more windy, warm and dry weather as they work to contain a wildfire in the foothills west of Loveland.
Fire managers say despite the challenging conditions, they're optimistic because of all the resources available.
Crews have dug containment lines around about 35 percent of... more »
September 13, 2010 1:04 PM
Authorities believe a new wildfire burning in the foothills of northern Colorado has destroyed two homes.
Larimer County sheriff's Maj. Bill Nelson said Monday that there are six to 10 homes within a half mile of the fire that started Sunday, but the fire wasn't moving very aggressively.
... more »
September 13, 2010 8:45 AM
A fast-moving wildfire erupted Sunday in west of Loveland, destroying at least one home and threatening others.
Four helicopters and four air tankers are helping about 80 firefighters trying to contain the new fire. It has burned about 600 acres, or just under a square mile. The new wildfire... more »
September 9, 2010 9:33 AM
Maps of the Fourmile Canyon Wildfire area, lists of homes burned, resources for how you can help--they're all online.
Here's a rundown of sites for quick reference:
Boulder County Office of Emergency Services
Federal government Incident Web Site
Google Fire Map more »
September 8, 2010 8:46 AM
Colorado Springs Emergency Management is sending staff to Boulder County this morning to help bone-weary staffers there deal with day three of a wildfire that's leveled nearly 100 homes and other structures.
Bret Waters, Director of CSEM received the request Tuesday afternoon. He committed the staff without hesitation.
... more »
July 29, 2010 8:43 AM
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... more »
July 28, 2010 11:10 AM
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... more »
July 28, 2010 8:10 AM
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... more »
July 13, 2010 2:14 PM
Officials say a wildfire that started five weeks ago in Great Sand Dunes National Park is all but extinguished.
Park Superintendent Art Hutchinson said Monday a few hot spots are smoldering inside the 6,200-acre perimeter. He says they'll be allowed to burn out naturally.
Lightning started the fire... more »
July 2, 2010 11:41 AM
A federal judge says a settlement has been reached in a lawsuit that accused BP of killing turtles as it burns oil from its blown-out Gulf well. U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier said Friday that lawyers would be in court later in the day to announce details. The lawsuit filed... more »
April 6, 2010 3:47 PM
Federal safety investigators say under-inflated tires led to a Learjet crash 18 months ago that killed four people and seriously injured Blink 182 drummer Travis Barker and celebrity disc jockey DJ AM.
Investigators also told the National Transportation Safety Board at a public meeting Tuesday that dangerously under-inflated tires... more »
April 2, 2010 6:55 PM
The body of the sixth person killed in a fire that burned through a two-story building in south Minneapolis has been recovered.
Minneapolis fire officials said the body of a child was found in the gutted building Friday evening. The bodies of a woman, two men and two other... more »
September 29, 2009 12:01 PM
People affected by the massive wildfire that burned about 250 square miles northeast of Los Angeles are calling for a federal investigation into what they say was a poor initial response to the blaze. Angry residents of the Big Tujunga Canyon area packed a meeting hall Monday night to confront... more »
September 28, 2009 11:22 AM
Waterways across the upper Midwest are increasingly plagued with ugly, smelly and potentially deadly blue-green algae, bloomed by drought and fertilizer runoffs from farm fields, that's killed dozens of dogs and sickened many people.
Aquatic biologists say it's a problem that falls somewhere between a human health concern and... more »
September 23, 2009 11:12 AM
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... more »
September 14, 2009 11:37 AM
A year after Capt. Sam Brown was set ablaze when a bomb blew up his Humvee in Afghanistan, the 25-year-old West Point graduate endures a steady schedule of painful surgery and stretching to break up knotty burn scars.
He also has another routine: checking a Web site that counts... more »
September 3, 2009 12:12 PM
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... more »