February 11, 2013 6:09 PM
Calling it a burden and a weapon of mass destruction; Colorado Springs man Michael Warren decided the best option would be to destroy his AK-47 assault rifle.
He didn't want to sell it, unsure of where the money could go.
Warren, along with the Pikes Peak Justice and... more »
July 26, 2012 6:58 AM
VOLBORG, Mont. (AP) - The surge in wildfires across the West this summer is taking its toll on the livestock industry. Ranchers and officials say the blazes have killed animals outright while destroying some food supplies for the stock. In addition hundreds of miles of fence and numerous corrals and... more »
June 27, 2012 11:25 AM
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 the last 24 hours, but they don't have a good count at this point.
Firefighting efforts continue with hundreds... more »
June 2, 2012 5:07 AM
Fire has destroyed a mobile home, and damaged a house in Colorado Springs. Colorado Springs Fire tells us the motor home was engulfed in flames when they arrived on the scene around 2:30 a.m. The camper was parked behind a home, and the fire extended to the structure. We are... more »
December 14, 2011 1:01 AM
Firefighters will remain at the scene of a massive house fire in Manitou Springs throughout the night to ensure that it doesn't flare up again. The one and a half story home in the 1300 block of Sun Valley Lane caught fire sometime before 7:20 p.m. Tuesday and was completely... more »
September 17, 2011 2:14 PM
BLOOMFIELD, N.M. (AP) - The Western New Mexico football team has made it to Colorado for its game against Fort Lewis College, but its equipment didn't.
The chartered bus carrying the Mustangs caught fire Friday night on a freeway about 25 miles south of Bloomfield.
Authorities say nobody... more »
July 25, 2011 9:01 PM
The police and fire departments in Colorado Springs will be destroying fireworks Tuesday morning that were confiscated during the past year. Fireworks of any kind are illegal within city limits and a news release from the fire department stated that many people were ticketed this year for having fireworks.
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June 22, 2011 12:12 PM
BOULDER, Colo. (AP) - Volunteer firefighters have broken ground on a new station for the Fourmile Fire Department after it was destroyed by a wildfire.
Fourmile Fire Chief Bret Gibson tells KUSA-TV that the rebuilding project shows that the fire department is moving forward after such a catastrophic event.... more »
June 15, 2011 2:28 PM
A wildfire racing across rugged terrain along the New Mexico-Colorado border has charred more than 25,000 acres and has destroyed more than a dozen structures.
Fire officials say 14 structures, including outbuildings and uninhabited hunting cabins, have burned. Officials say none of the structures were primary residences.
Crews... more »
October 8, 2010 12:19 PM
A woman accused of destroying a controversial piece of artwork in northern Colorado is out of jail.
Kathleen Folden of Kalispell, Mont. was released on $350 bond on Thursday.
She was arrested the day before at the Loveland Museum/Gallery after witnesses say she smashed the glass shielding a... more »
October 7, 2010 4:39 PM
Officials in northern Colorado say they won't replace a controversial piece of artwork allegedly ripped up by a woman in the city's museum.
Police said Kathleen Folden of Kalispell, Mont. was arrested Wednesday at the Loveland Museum. Witnesses say she used a crowbar to smash a display case holding... more »
September 29, 2010 4:21 PM
Country music finally came home Tuesday night, almost five months after water filled the Grand Ole Opry.
Opry stars took to the stage for the first time since it was covered by May's floods.
The famous wood floor pulled from the original Opry at the Rhyman Theatre was... more »
September 20, 2010 4:02 PM
A wildfire sparked at a Utah firing range has destroyed four homes.
More than 1,600 homes have been evacuated after the fire broke out during a National Guard training session and blazed across thousands of acres. But the fire that was threatening the small community of Herriman has now... more »
September 17, 2010 8:25 AM
Insurance industry officials believe the fire that scorched about 6,200 acres west of Boulder will be the costliest in Colorado's history, surpassing the 2002 Hayman fire that blackened 138,000 acres.
Carole Walker of the Rocky Mountain Insurance Information Association said Thursday that the wildfire will be the state's most... more »
September 17, 2010 8:18 AM
A wildfire that destroyed two homes in Colorado's northern foothills and drove at least 100 people out of their homes has been contained.
The fire west of Loveland was declared fully contained Thursday night. It was the second major Colorado wildfire to break out in less than a week.... more »
September 16, 2010 9:10 AM
Firefighters are gaining ground on a California forest fire in the southern Sierra Nevada that has blackened more than 6,100 acres and destroyed one home.
U.S. Forest Service spokeswoman Cindy Thill says the fire "got very active" Wednesday afternoon, but a fierce air and ground attack kept the flames... 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 14, 2010 4:22 PM
Authorities battling a wildfire in the northern Colorado foothills are letting some residents back into the evacuation area to check on their homes.
Fire managers said Tuesday they hope the residents leave again by evening. But authorities have said they realize some people will stay, even though the fire... 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 5:12 PM
Boulder County residents allowed to return to their homes for the first time since a wildfire exploded Monday are against being hustled out of the area, as winds are kicking-up earlier than expected. The forecast is for wind gusts 45 - 60 mph--exactly what fire bosses don't need.
The... more »
September 9, 2010 8:32 AM
Firefighters are still trying to gain the upper hand on a wildfire burning near Boulder. But with dozens of homes destroyed, county officials are starting to make plans to help people who won't have homes to return to once the fire is out.
Authorities say a wildfire that has... more »
September 8, 2010 9:16 AM
Flames swept through at least two dozen Detroit homes, fanned by strong winds that toppled power lines across the city and knocked out service to at least 113,000 Michigan homes and businesses.
Tuesday night's fires were scattered through at least three neighborhoods, including along several blocks on the east... more »
September 7, 2010 4:23 PM
Firefighters ramped up their battle Tuesday against a wildfire that forced about 3,000 people to flee their homes as the wind-whipped blaze filled the surrounding canyon with heavy smoke and flames.
Boulder County Sheriff Joe Pelle says the fire has burned about 7,100 acres, or 11 square miles. Authorities... more »
August 10, 2010 8:06 AM
China says the death toll has jumped to 702 people, with more than 1,000 still missing in a landslide disaster in Gansu province.
Local government officials released the new death toll - up from 337 on Monday - at a news conference Tuesday.
The landslides hit a remote... 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 19, 2010 8:28 AM
A wildfire in central Washington has covered parts of nearby Yakima in smoke, destroyed at least three homes and threatened others while growing to 10,000 acres.
The fire started Sunday afternoon about 10 miles west of the city's downtown. Blustery winds began to ease somewhat late yesterday, giving firefighters... more »
June 3, 2010 8:03 PM
It's the 89th anniversary of the worst natural disaster in the history of Pueblo. We're talking about the Great Flood of 1921. "It was so devastating," said Deborah Espinosa, Director of El Pueblo Museum. It happened on June 3, 1921. Streets in downtown Pueblo were flooded. The Arkansas River overflowed,... more »
April 28, 2010 12:03 PM
A large fire broke out at a Virginia marina early Wednesday morning. Firefighters battled the two-alarm blaze for hours before bringing it under control.
Witnesses reported hearing an explosion shortly before the fire began.
The fire destroyed three boats, but crews were able to move other boats and... more »
February 15, 2010 12:49 PM
Fire destroyed a motorhome in a driveway Monday morning. The Pueblo Fire Department put out the blaze at 10 am.
Assistant Fire Chief Bill Nemick told News First 5 that the homeowner was working on the motorhome's engine. He left for a bit, and it was on fire when... more »
February 9, 2010 4:19 PM
One of the Branch Inn survivors is speaking out for the first time about the tragic day an explosion rocked downtown Pueblo, killing her best friend and injuring several others. Jennifer Flower was working inside A Classic Boutique with her friend Ashley Johnson. The boutique was located next to the... more »
December 30, 2009 9:17 AM
Hundreds of people in western Australia have fled ahead of a wildfire that has destroyed nearly 40 homes. At least three people were injured as two major blazes burned out of control after breaking out Tuesday in a wheat and sheep farming district north of the coastal city of Perth.... more »
September 14, 2009 7:08 AM
A woman was hospitalized after her mobile home caught fire overnight. The fire sparked about 9:30 p.m. on Sunday night on the 1100 block of Partridge Lane in Falcon. Firefighters say they are still investigating the exact cause, but they are calling the fire suspicious. The victim's injuries are not... more »