The El Paso County Sheriffs Office Dispatch has confirmed that the El Paso County Wild-land Fire Crews are en route to three small fires burning in what has been determined to be National Forest land near North Cheyenne Canyon and below Mays Peak.
National Forest Service Fire Crews are... more »
Fire investigators have confirmed that an illegal trash burn is to blame for a fire that burned over 1,900 acres off County Rd. 86, east of Matheson in Elbert County. That area is currently under fire restrictions.
It started around 2:30 p.m. on Saturday. No structures were damaged and... more »
FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) - Authorities say strong winds have fueled a wildfire west of Fort Collins and forced the evacuation of more than 300 homes.
The blaze has already destroyed an outbuilding, a motorcycle and an all-terrain vehicle, but no injuries have been reported.
Larimer County Sheriff's... more »
Fire fighters in El Paso County had quite the work out today responding to multiple grass fires that were rapidly growing due to dry conditions and blustery winds. The largest fire burned in an area near Jones Road and Curtis Road. One structure was reported to have been burnt in... more »
BOULDER, Colo. (AP) - A wildfire in the foothills west of Boulder is 60 percent contained after crews made good progress overnight.
Fire managers said Saturday they're focusing on strengthening and extending their containment lines around the blaze in Lefthand Canyon. They put the size of the burn area... more »
A fire sparked Saturday night in El Paso County quickly burned 45 acres of land. On Sunday the area was put under a Red Flag warning. Colorado Springs Fire Lieutenant Greg Martinez says just because it's chilly outside, doesn't mean the danger for a fire isn't there. "We have low... more »
PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. (AP) - Two U.S. Air Force cargo planes equipped for firefighting are headed to Israel to help fight a devastating wildfire that has killed 41.
The C-130s and about 50 Air Force reservist were dispatched from Peterson Air Force Base. The first of the... more »
Authorities say 64 homes have been evacuated under threat of a fire that began as a controlled burn but was whipped out of control by gusty winds. Kabaib National Forest spokeswoman Punky Moore said Saturday that the Coconino County Sheriffs Office used a reverse 911 call system to alert residents... more »
A wildfire that had authorities advising people in at least 50 homes in northern Colorado to be ready to leave has been partially contained. A fire that grew from about 5 acres to between 25 and 30 acres north of Estes Park yesterday is about 10 percent contained. There was... more »