Waldo Canyon fire

Earth-filled water from a heavy rainstorm begins to flow over a drainage creek during flooding which occurred three days after a deadly flash flood struck at the same location, causing millions of dollars in damage, in Manitou Springs, Colo. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

First fire, then floods in besieged Western forest

MANITOU SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Drenching rain in the wildfire-blackened hills below Colorado’s Pikes Peak sent a torrent of rock and mud into the tourist town of Manitou Springs this month, killing a 53-year-old man […]

08/26/2013

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Crews battling Colo. wildfire hold flames in check

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Crews battling the most destructive wildfire in Colorado history say they were better prepared to take on the flames because of lessons learned fighting last year’s Waldo Canyon Fire, a […]

06/14/2013

A Colorado Springs resident takes a photo of the wildfire in the Black Forest area, Colorado. (AP Photo)

360-plus homes destroyed in Colo. Springs wildfire

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — A wildfire burning northeast of Colorado Springs has destroyed at least 360 homes, making it the most destructive in state history. El Paso County sheriff Terry Maketa said Thursday that […]

06/13/2013