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Waldo Canyon Fire

(credit: Colorado Springs Fire Department)

Firefighters Advance Containment On Black Forest Fire

Crews gained the upper hand on the most destructive wildfire in Colorado history Saturday and had more than half the blaze contained as officials prepared to lift mandatory evacuation orders.

06/15/2013

(credit: United States Air Force Academy)

Military Plays Huge Role In Fighting Black Forest Fire

Part of the federal response to the Black Forest Fire is the huge role the military has played in battling the fire.

06/15/2013

Ben Garland (credit: CBS)

Broncos’ Ben Garland Sends Prayers To Fire Victims

Denver Broncos guard Ben Garland says his thoughts and prayers are with families near the Black Forest wildfire – including his own.

06/12/2013

Kelly Werthmann with her family and the Partridge Family (credit: CBS)

Fire Evacuees Describe Running Out Of Home ‘As Fast As Possible’

Devastating wildfires have touched the lives of many Colorado Springs families last year and again this year, and CBS4’s Kelly Werthmann’s family is among those whose lives have been altered.

06/12/2013

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So Far Campfires Are Allowed At Many Campgrounds

Nothing beats the glow of a campfire, especially at night. But last year with a fire ban in place, having a campfire meant campers could be fined hundreds of dollars or more. Fortunately, this is not last year.

05/27/2013

Rampart Reservoir (credit: CBS)

Rampart Reservoir In Waldo Canyon Reopens To The Public

Nearly a year after the Waldo Canyon Fire a popular recreation area is reopening.

05/26/2013

CBS4 Mountain Newsroom reporter Jeff Todd shows off how the gel keeps things cool on the other side of the wall being sprayed by a firethrower. (credit: CBS)

Thermo Gel Could Be Key To Protecting Homes During Wildfires

An insurance company that employs private firefighters is showing off a new last resort for homeowners when it comes to protecting structures in the paths of wildfires.

05/24/2013

Shane Garrett and Belinda Wells-Yates (credit: Colorado Springs Police)

DA: Waldo Canyon Fire Looters ‘Earned’ Severe Sentences

The sentences handed down this week for two convicted Waldo Canyon Fire looters was longer than those that have been given out for some killers and rapists.

05/16/2013

Belinda Wells-Yates and Shane Garrett were arrested in June 2012 in connection with the burglary of a home in a Colorado Springs subdivision that had been evacuated due to the Waldo Canyon Fire. The pair was also in possession of methamphetamine at the time they were arrested. (credit: El Paso County Sheriff)

Convicted Burglars Of Evacuated Waldo Canyon Fire Homes Sentenced

Two people convicted of looting a home evacuated by the Waldo Canyon wildfire last summer were sentenced today.

05/15/2013

(credit: CBS)

Federal Law Rules Over Military Resources For Wildfires

Gov. John Hickenlooper gave his annual wildfire briefing with state and federal officials at Centennial Airport Thursday. It was also the time to ask questions about whether the protocol for wildfire resources had changed.

05/09/2013

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