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1 year 2 months ago

Latest update on the Black Forest Fire

The number of homes completely destroyed by the Black Forest Fire now stands at 502. That's up from 483. Yesterday afternoon, the City of Colorado Springs issued the "all clear" for all voluntary evacuation areas. El Paso County has downgraded some areas. The Black Forest Fire is now...

1 year 4 months ago

Bullet holes found in two homes

Two Colorado Springs homes have bullet holes in them and police are looking for the person responsible. CSPD received several calls of gunshots around 2:00 Saturday morning near the 2400 block of Tahoe Blvd, but didn't find anything. Later that day police were called to a nearby home, near 600...

2 years 1 month 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 the last 24 hours, but they don't have a good count at this point. Firefighting efforts continue with hundreds...

2 years 2 months ago

Mother Nature doesn't get them down

181 homes have been lost so far in the High Park fire burning in northern Colorado. One evacuated couple is waiting for word on their home which was just built, after another wildfire destroyed their previous home in the same area less than 2 years ago. Woody and...

2 years 11 months ago

Texas wildfires continue to rage

Thousands of evacuees spent the night away from their homes in Central Texas as firefighters tried to control a wind-fueled wildfire that has destroyed nearly 500 homes. Authorities say slack winds expected after midnight Tuesday could help firefighters make progress on the 25,000-acre blaze racing through rain-starved farm and...

3 years 1 month ago

Minot can't save homes from flood

MINOT, N.D. (AP) - Officials in Minot and Burlington, N.D., say there's pretty much nothing more they can do but wait for the water to rise. Officials in Minot, the state's fourth-largest city, expect the creeping Souris river to become a torrent this weekend thanks to water releases from...

3 years 2 months ago

Blaze along NM-Colo. destroys 14 structures

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...

3 years 4 months ago

Evacuation orders lifted in Evergreen

EVERGREEN, Colo. (AP) - Evacuation orders have been lifted after a central Colorado wildfire forced families from their Evergreen homes. Jefferson County Sheriff's spokesman Mark Techmeyer says a temperature drop and less wind last night helped crews fighting the 40-acre fire near Squaw Pass Road. Firefighters also were called to...

3 years 10 months ago

Wildfire in Grand County continues to grow

A wildfire is burning in the central Colorado mountains, west of Fraser, has grown to 530 acres. The fire was reported Sunday afternoon and residents have been warned to get ready in case evacuations are needed. Right now the fire isn't threatening those homes. Rocky Mountain Area Coordination...

3 years 10 months ago

Mortgage rates match low of 4.32 percent

Rates on 30-year mortgages matched the lowest level in decades and rates on 15-year loans dropped to their lowest point in nearly 20 years. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac says the average rate for 30-year fixed loans fell to 4.32 percent, the lowest on records dating back to 1971. That's...

3 years 10 months ago

Utah wildfire has now claimed 4 homes

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...

3 years 11 months ago

Loveland wildfire fully contained

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....

3 years 11 months ago

Jump in US homes lost to foreclosure

New foreclosure data shows lenders took back more homes in August than in any month since the start of the U.S. mortgage crisis three years ago. Foreclosure listing service RealtyTrac Inc. says 95,364 homes were repossessed by lenders last month. That's an increase of 25 percent from the same...

3 years 11 months ago

Crews contain 35 percent of Loveland wildfire

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...

3 years 11 months ago

Winds push fire through 2 dozen Detroit homes

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...

4 years 3 weeks ago

Mother Nature helping California firefighters

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...

4 years 3 weeks ago

California wildfire threatens entire town

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...

4 years 3 weeks ago

California wildfire destroys 30 homes

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...

4 years 1 month ago

Colorado weatherizes nearly 3,400 homes

State and local agencies have weatherized nearly 3,400 homes in Colorado, triggering full access to the state's $79.5 million in stimulus funds for the work. Gov. Bill Ritter and Department of Energy officials noted Colorado's progress in a conference call Wednesday with the media. Annual program funds have paid...

4 years 2 months ago

Homes flooded as Colorado rivers swell

Colorado rivers and streams swollen by quickly melting mountain snow flooded homes, roads and bike paths Monday, prompting flood warnings and advisories across the state. In Eagle County, a few homes in Gypsum and Vail suffered minor flooding damage. Bike and recreation paths along the Eagle and Gore rivers...

4 years 2 months ago

Damaging storm hits Illinois

Storms rolled through Mackinaw, Illinois Wednesday leaving behind damage. Rooftops were lifted and trees were uprooted as a strong line of storms hit the area. The National Weather Service is investigating whether a tornado touched down in the area.

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