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1 year 3 months ago

Hundreds crowd emergency preparation meeting

COLORADO SPRINGS - There weren't many empty seats at the Cheyenne Mountain High School auditorium as hundreds of people came out to the city's first wildfire safety information meeting. City leaders from the police and fire departments spoke about the importance of preparing for an evacuation and how to...

1 year 3 months ago

Council tightens fire code; tables TOPS

COLORADO SPRINGS - On a 6-2 vote Tuesday, the Colorado Springs City Council passed stricter fire codes for any new homes built in the foothills of Colorado Springs. Smoke alarms, sprinkler systems and fire resistant Class A roofing materials are now required. Wooded siding and shake shingles are prohibited...

1 year 3 months ago

City to host wildfire awareness meeting

COLORADO SPRINGS -Emergency managers in the City of Colorado Springs will host an informational meeting later this month to increase awareness about the danger of wildfires and the need for emergency preparedness. Fire Chief Rich Brown, Fire Marshall Bret Lacey and Emergency Manager Bret Waters will discuss evacuation planning...

1 year 5 months ago

Academy firefighters competing for world title

Firefighters from the US Air Force Academy are in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina this week competing in the World Firefighter Combat Challenge. The competition combines the most physically demanding aspects of a firefighter's job and condenses them into an all out sprint. "It's built upon tasks your supposed to...

1 year 7 months ago

Volunteers help with sandbagging

Residents living near the Waldo Canyon Fire burn-area are nervous about possible rain forecasted this week. Tuesday volunteers with the Coalition of the Upper South Platte helped out a homeowner with some sand bagging. One homeowner living near Green Mountain Falls, just north of Highway 24, is right in...

1 year 7 months ago

Retired fire chief calls for fire ban

A retired Colorado Springs fire chief is calling for a fire ban after finding unattended camp fires on Cheyenne Mountain. He's worried people haven't learned their lesson from the Waldo Canyon fire. A working fire boss says the ex-chief has every reason to be concerned; the current conditions are ripe...

1 year 9 months ago

A "beary" happy day

There was a happy reunion for a little girl and her family who lost their home and her favorite teddy bear to the Waldo Canyon Fire. Saint Francis Medical Center CEO Nate Olson gave 7-year-old Lily Rottenborn a new bear this morning. Lily had been a patient at the...

1 year 9 months ago

Sifting through the ashes

As people return to the Mountain Shadows area-- ravaged by the Waldo Canyon fire-- many are sifting through the rubble of their homes, trying to find anything salvageable. For one family, picking up the pieces isn't what makes them whole. The Hillman family spent Friday afternoon rummaging through ash,...

1 year 9 months ago

Flash flood fears for Hwy 24

In the aftermath of the Waldo Canyon fire officials are gearing up to prepare for potential flooding beneath burn zones, especially along Highway 24. Even years after the 2002 Hayman fire, charred lands still couldn't absorb rain; the result was a flash flood that wiped out miles of Highway...

1 year 9 months ago

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 natural disaster: flooding. As part of a daily media update Wednesday, Incident Management Team public information officer Richard Hadley...

1 year 9 months 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 guest performers were rehearsing at the Colorado Springs World Arena Tuesday evening. News 5 is proud to partner with...

1 year 9 months ago

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 uncomfortable going through, you're seeing smoke and fire going across the street, I'm not exactly sure where it turns to...

1 year 9 months ago

Help for displaced families with pets

Residents displaced by the Waldo Canyon Fire and having trouble finding a place for pets are being offered assistance from National Mill Dog Rescue, part of North Shore Animal League of America. They'll be stationed at the El Paso County Disaster Recovery Center located at the former county Department of...

1 year 9 months ago

Information on Highway 24 reopening

Highway 24 is reopening Sunday at 9 a.m. for residents of Green Mountain Falls, Chipita Park, Cascade, and Crystola; then at 1 p.m. the El Paso County Sheriff's office says the highway will be open to all traffic. Until the highway is open to all motorists at 1 p.m....

1 year 9 months 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 and to water my plants on the off chance that there would be still plants and it was just burning,...

1 year 9 months ago

USOC CEO: Our athletes are safe

Scott Blackmun, the CEO of the United States Olympic Committee headquartered in Colorado Springs says America's athletes are safe from the smoke caused by the Waldo Canyon Fire burning in the foothills west of town. Many of Team USA's swimmers, gymnasts and track and field competitors are out of...

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