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.
Firefighters, EMTs, sheriff’s deputies and emergency management personnel gathered for a practice session this week in Summit County to prepare for wildfire season in Colorado.
A critical 911 call made during last year’s Waldo Canyon Fire may have helped crews contain the fire before it got out of control.
The Colorado Senate gave initial approval to establishing a state firefighting fleet to supplement a fleet managed by the federal government, even though lawmakers have not allocated money for it.
Crews have fully contained a 925-acre wildfire in southern Colorado that at one point threatened the historic Pike’s Stockade.
The U.S. Forest Service says a wind-driven wildfire burning on an estimated 925 acres in southern Colorado is about 50 percent contained.
Colorado lawmakers are close to agreement on a slate of insurance changes inspired by homeowners’ complaints after last year’s wildfires.
Lory State Park has reopened following last month’s wildfire there.
The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office has documented successes and shortcomings in a report on its response to the Waldo Canyon wildfire, which killed two people and destroyed 347 homes in Colorado Springs last June.
Army helicopter crews and the Fort Carson Fire Department are practicing wildfire-fighting techniques.
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