Break in rain allows progress in sediment basin cleaning

For the first time this wet year, Colorado Springs, El Paso County and the Colorado Department of Transportation have removed sediment from nearly all of their retention basins.

Tanker explodes on Interstate 25, sparks grass fire

A tanker truck carrying jet fuel caught fire after breaking down Wednesday, then ignited a 250-acre grass fire near the El Paso-Douglas county line.

Grand County Sheriff's Office

Practice at shooting range sparks Grand County wildfire

Target practice at a public shooting range in Grand County sparked a wildfire that has burned more than 500 acres.

Tourists talk about what they re NOT seeing

Tourists talk about what they're NOT seeing

Smoke from fires in the Pacific Northwest continues to filter into Southern Colorado, disappointing some tourists who were looking for the vistas that we all expect.

Dena Smith Woods?

Colorado expands health advisory as wildfire smoke spreads

Smoke from large wildfires in other Western states has prompted Colorado officials to expand a health advisory to the northern half of their state.

Coloradans are watching fires in Washington State

Coloradans are watching fires in Washington state

Nearly 3,000 firefighters are battling fires in Washington state.  People here are watching what is happening to our neighbors out west.

Smoke seen near Cheyenne Mountain; no wildfire

If you see smoke near the Cheyenne Mountain Air Force Station, don't worry -- it's part of a two-day training exercise for station firefighters.

National fire center brings in troops to fight Western fires

The National Interagency Fire Center is calling in 200 active duty military troops to help fight roughly 95 wildfires burning across the West.

Lightning sparks about 30 fires in northwestern Colorado

Lightning across northwestern Colorado is suspected of sparking about 30 fires over the weekend, keeping firefighters running from one fire to another.

There are currently no severe weather alerts.

Fire burning on Fisher's Peak

A wildfire sparked on Fisher's Peak near Trinidad on July 9, 2013.

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