Colorado News

Monday, April 22, 2024

Fire crews respond to structure fire in Rocky Ford

PHOTOS: The Rocky Ford Police Department (RFPD) reported that multiple crews responded to a structure fire around 11th Street and Railroad Avenue on Friday, April 19. RFPD posted on Facebook around 6 p.m. that the fire impacted an area from 10th Street through 12th Street and Railroad Avenue through Maple Avenue. RFPD responded to the scene, along with other fire personnel and equipment from La Junta, Manzanola, and Fowler. It was reported that widespread smoke was moving primarily in a west/southwest direction from the site. If anyone has health concerns regarding the potential effects of the smoke, it is advised to remain indoors and ensure your residence is sealed to reduce its impact on your health.
KXRM-TV FOX 21 Colorado Springs

Family of 10 out of home with no injuries after fire in northeastern Colorado Springs

A house fire is under investigation in El Paso County. Around 11:30 p.m. Saturday, the Cimarron Hills Fire Department responded to Pennydale Drive, near Woodmen and Black Forest in northeast Colorado Springs, to a structure fire. Fire crews on scene told 11 News it took about 15 minutes to get the fire under control. Firefighters say there was extensive damage to the garage, with some damage inside the home as well. The family was reportedly able to safely evacuate with no injuries. Firefighters say the family of 10 will be out of their home for the night. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.
KKTV CBS 11 Colorado Springs

Friday, April 19, 2024

Six displaced after Colorado Springs house fire, no injuries

The Colorado Springs Fire Department (CSFD) said six people have been displaced after an overnight fire in eastern Colorado Springs. CSFD said at around 11:45 p.m. on Thursday, April 18 firefighters were at a single-family home in the 2800 block of Avondale Drive near South Carefree Circle and Oro Blanco Drive. Fire crews reported a heavy fire at the home. At around 11:50 p.m. CSFD reported that those living in the home were able to get out safely and the bulk of the fire was knocked down. CSFD said there were no reported injuries to either the occupants of the home or firefighters. The cause of the fire is under investigation and CSFD said six people are now displaced.
KXRM-TV FOX 21 Colorado Springs

Fire burning near Fort Carson training area 80 percent contained

Firefighters continue to battle a grass fire burning near one of Fort Carson’s training areas. Previously estimated at 150 acres Tuesday, the Mountain Post said Wednesday the blaze had exploded to 1,450 acres as of Wednesday morning. As of Thursday afternoon, the fire was holding steady at the 1,450 acres, and firefighters brought containment to 80 percent containment. According to Fort Carson officials, the training area is about 10 miles south of the main post. Crews on scene since the blaze began Monday included units from Fort Carson, Hanover, Security, Shriever Air Force Base, Colorado Springs Utilities and Fort Carson’s Directorate of Public Works. Most of those outside agencies were released Wednesday evening as the fire lines were holding well, Fort Carson said. The fire started Monday afternoon.
KKTV CBS 11 Colorado Springs

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