Colorado Springs


Fri June 29, 2012

Waldo Canyon Wildfire: Thursday Recap

Waldo Canyon Fire burning west of Colorado Springs, Co
Keystoneridin Wikimedia Commons

It's been an emotional week for the area, and especially for residents directly affected by the Waldo Canyon Fire.  Those who live in the evacuated areas in Colorado Springs have been anxiously awaiting word of their homes, many of which burned earlier in the week.

Read more


Thu June 28, 2012
The Two-Way

'Hell In The Rearview Mirror' As Coloradoans Flee Wildfires

Originally published on Thu June 28, 2012 12:27 pm

Mikke Carlson took photos of the smoke from the Waldo Canyon fire while wearing a gas mask on Wednesday in Colorado Springs, Colo.
Chris Schneider Getty Images


Wed June 27, 2012

Evacuees Pushed By Growing Waldo Canyon Fire

A tanker performing a retardant drop over the Waldo Canyon fire by Colorado Springs and Manitou Springs. Photo taken June 24th.
Mark Byzewski Flickr - Creative Commons

The massive 15,324 acre Waldo Canyon Fire has raced into Colorado Springs' suburbia, destroying scores of homes and sending 32,000 residents fleeing the flames.

Read more


Wed June 27, 2012
The Two-Way

'Epic' Wildfire Sends Tens Of Thousands Scrambling For Safety In Colorado

Originally published on Wed June 27, 2012 4:17 pm

Flames from the Waldo Canyon Fire glowed on the western side of Colorado Springs, Colo., Tuesday night.
Bryan Oller AP

"A firestorm of epic proportions" continues to threaten Colorado Springs, Colo., as more than 1,000 firefighters battle flames that by midday had forced more than 26,000 people to flee their homes.

It was local Fire Chief Rich Brown who called the inferno epic Tuesday night. Today, Lt. Jeff Kramer of the El Paso County Sheriff's Office said it's an event "that is certainly unprecedented in this city," The Denver Post reports.

Read more


Sun June 24, 2012
Air Tankers

MAFFS C-130’s Activated To Fight Western Wildfires

A MAFFS C-130 taxiing at Peterson AFB
Jim Hill KUNC

The U.S. Forest Service has requested four Air Force C-130 Hercules air tankers equipped with MAFFS be activated to assist the civilian air tanker fleet.

Read more