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Waldo Canyon Fire (credit: Steven D. "Smitty" Smith)

Academy Cadets Help With Waldo Canyon Fire Cleanup

Air Force Academy cadets are helping to clear land in areas damaged by last year’s Waldo Canyon fire in Colorado Springs.

08/25/2013

Diana Webb took this photo on June 26 when the Waldo Canyon Fire exploded.

Wildfire Recovery Picks Up A Year After Waldo Fire

Scores of new homes are springing up just one year after the Waldo Canyon Fire ravaged a Colorado Springs neighborhood.

06/26/2013

Three Great Horned Owls (credit: The Gazette)

Owl Family Moved From Nest In Colorado Springs

Two Great Horned Owl parents and their babies have been moved from their nest because of all the attention the family had been getting.

05/08/2013

The nesting owls (credit: Mark Reis/The Gazette)

Police Move In To Protect Nesting Owls In Waldo Canyon Burn Area

Police in Colorado Springs are working to protect a family of great horned owls.

05/05/2013

A C-130 drops slurry on the Flagstaff Fire. (credit: CBS)

1932 Law Prevents Military From Initially Offering Aircraft To Fight Wildfires

Wildfires destroyed some 600 homes and burned more than 100,000 acres in Colorado during the past two months and several homeowners contacted 4 On Your Side Investigator Rick Sallinger to ask where the military was when the fires broke out.

07/16/2012

Colorado Springs firefighter Steve Schopper documented the catastrophe inside the fire lines on June 26. (credit: Colo. Springs Fire Dept.)

Insurance Companies Send Crews To Protect Homes

Groups of private firefighters hired in recent years have been protecting homes with high-end insurance policies in wildfire evacuation zones.

07/05/2012

A home burning in the Waldo Canyon Fire (credit: CBS)

Waldo Canyon Fire Burns Homes, 32,000 Ordered To Evacuate

The Waldo Canyon Fire in the Colorado Springs on Tuesday night began destroying homes and forced tens of thousands more to evacuate on Tuesday.

06/26/2012