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El Paso County Sheriff

(credit: Colorado Springs Fire Department)

Controversy Surrounds Report On Black Forest Fire

A new report on the Black Forest wildfire calls the local fire chief a hero for his actions when the massive blaze broke out but the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office said the report is loaded with inaccuracies.

02/19/2014

An image of smoke from the Black Forest Fire in June 2013. (credit: CBS)

Black Forest Fire Department Found It Responded Properly To Wildfire

A report commissioned by the Black Forest Fire Department found it responded properly to a wildfire that burned more than 480 homes and was responsible for two deaths.

02/19/2014

Black Forest Fire (credit: CBS)

Agency To Discuss Response To Black Forest Fire

The fire department that first responded to a wildfire that killed two people in the Black Forest community last year says it will publicly discuss the findings of a review of how it reacted to the blaze.

02/19/2014

Black Forest Fire Chief Bob Harvey, left, El Paso County Sheriff Terry Maketa, right (credit: CBS)

Sheriff Disputes Fire Department Timeline In Fatal Black Forest Fire

The El Paso County sheriff has released a timeline of the fatal Black Forest wildfire that contradicts a description released by the local fire department.

01/06/2014

Black Forest Fire Chief Bob Harvey, left, El Paso County Sheriff Terry Maketa, right (credit: CBS)

Independent Investigator Asked To Review Black Forest Fire After Squabble

The Black Forest Fire Rescue Protection District Board of Directors is asking an independent investigator to review how the state’s most destructive wildfire was handled.

12/03/2013

A home burns in the Black Forest Fire (credit: CBS)

Officials Announce On 3rd Day Of Black Forest Fire That 2 Were Killed

Two people were found dead in the Black Forest Fire on Thursday. It was only five percent contained.

06/13/2013

(credit: Steven D. "Smitty" Smith)

Officials: 911 Call To Report Waldo Canyon Fire Mishandled

The man who made the first 911 call to report what would become the Waldo Canyon Fire said he wishes he was never part of the story.

05/03/2013

Tom Clements (credit: youtube)

Colorado Department of Corrections Director Murdered

A gunman shot and killed Tom Clements, the executive director of the Colorado Department of Corrections, at the front door of his home in Monument Tuesday night.

03/20/2013

Sen. John Morse and Sherrif Terry Maketa (credit: CBS)

El Paso County Sheriff, Sen. Morse In Verbal Spar Over Gun Control

Verbal shots were taken this weekend between the El Paso County sheriff and a top Colorado politician over the gun control debate. It stems from a radio interview Saturday in Colorado Springs.

03/11/2013

(credit: springsgov.com)

Suspect Shot, Killed After Colorado Springs Police Pursuit

Authorities say a suspect was shot and killed after a pursuit by Colorado Springs police that ended outside the city limits.

12/21/2012

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