Thursday afternoon, the El Paso County Sheriff's Office released their official Waldo Canyon Fire report. Sheriff Terry Maketa held a news conference outlining what went right and what needed to be improved.
"I think our law enforcement folks and the coordination with other entities did an extraordinarily well under... more »
Efforts to help victims impacted by last year's deadly Waldo Canyon Fire were underway in the Springs.
From 9 a.m. until 4 p.m., volunteers filled bags with sand outside the Verizon Wireless Center off Garden of the Gods. The 50-pound bags were then given to homeowners who could be... more »
A 14-year-old Girl Scout is raising money to help Waldo Canyon Fire victims. KC Cruz is fundraising to buy 400 Blue Spruce Trees from the U.S. Forest Service to give to families who lost their home in the fire. She is calling her idea, "Trees of Hope."
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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - A Colorado community that saw a massive wildfire in the middle of peak tourism season will receive a federal grant to try to lure visitors back to the foot of Pikes Peak. The Colorado Springs Convention & Visitors Bureau will receive $100,000 to promote visits... more »
DENVER (AP) - Colorado Attorney General John Suthers is warning about scam artists preying on wildfire victims and on people trying to donate to relief funds. Suthers said Monday some residents have reported getting automated phone calls or visits from door-to-door solicitors seeking donations for fire victims. He says reputable... more »
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - Firefighters expect to fully contain the Waldo Canyon wildfire by Friday. So far, containment lines have been built around 90 percent of the Colorado Springs fire that destroyed nearly 350 homes. Crews also got some help early Thursday from some rain that fell on the... more »
DENVER (AP) - A newspaper's analysis indicates that Colorado's most destructive wildfire burned homes worth a total of more than $110 million in one of the neighborhoods affected by the blaze. The Denver Post reports the actual losses are expected to run much higher as residents of the Mountain Shadows... more »
Old Stage Road and Gold Camp Road will be closed to help firefighters keep the threat of fires down.
Sheriff Terry Maketa says the 2100 block of Old Stage Road will be blocked off at 10 a.m. This closure will deny access to Gold Camp Road.
Also, the... more »
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 »