Waldo Canyon Fire
Thousands of people have been evacuated because of the dozens of wildfires burning in the Pacific Northwest. The situation is so bad that Colorado crews are crossing state lines to aid in the fight.
Manitou Springs residents heard flood sirens Monday afternoon as a storm bringing hail caused flooding in the town that has dealt with the problem since the Waldo Canyon Fire in 2012.
Nearly all of El Paso County and parts of Pueblo County are at risk of flooding after more rainfall.
While there is still time for snow to accumulate in the mountains, the window of opportunity is closing fast.
Hundreds of people turned out at Mountain Shadows Park on Saturday for the dedication of memorials remembering the 2012 Waldo Canyon wildfire near Colorado Springs.
Al Qaeda is reportedly targeting the Air Force Academy. An online Al Qaeda magazine is threatening more attacks on the U.S. and Colorado Springs could be a target.
After the Alkali Fire charred roughly 21,000 acres of brush and grass in northwestern Colorado last month, the state’s so-far timid wildfire season limped meekly through July. Colorado’s wildfire season in 2014 has been very mild by comparison.
More rain is forecast in already soggy southern Colorado, raising the risk of flooding again.
The Red Cross of Colorado is sending two volunteers to Washington state to help people devastated by wildfires. One of the volunteers flew out on Monday and CBS4’s Kathy Walsh found she’s no stranger to big fires.
Heavy rain caused flooding across El Paso County on Wednesday night that left standing water over several roadways and forced a section of Highway 24 to close.