City Council approves $5 million for Colorado Springs Airport fire repairs

Posted at 2:50 PM, Apr 24, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-24 16:50:17-04

Colorado Springs City Council has approved $5 million towards repairs from a recent fire at the airport.

The emergency ordinance was unanimously approved with a 9-0 vote by City Council. According to a release, Ordinance No. 17-116 was amended to increase revenue and expenditure appropriations in the Airport Capital Improvement Program Fund.

The airport says the $5 million is an initial estimate to help the airport move forward with getting the airport operational. According to a release, flights are running on schedule, but there are still a lot of repairs needed to get the airport back to being fully operational. 

“While we await reimbursement from the proper insurance policies, I appreciate that City Council has approved this appropriation to help the Colorado Springs Airport continue its impressive and rapid return to full-service. Between the dedication of the airport staff and contractors like Servpro and Bryan Construction, the cooperation of City Council and the continued support of our residents, I’m confident that the Colorado Springs Airport will continue on its positive trajectory of growth without missing a beat,” said Mayor John Suthers.

The three alarm fire was reported on the roof of the terminal just before 11:00 p.m. Monday, April 16. Officials said most of the damage was caused by water forced on the roof and ceiling to knock down the flames. 

The Colorado Springs Fire Department is still investigating the cause.