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  1. CO Firefighters Practice High-Rise SkillsRead the original story w/Photo

    May 22, 2017 |

    He led the boys down a few flights of stairs and to an ambulance waiting outside of St. Francis Medical Center. No one was in any danger -- it was an exercise for fighting a blaze in a high-rise building for about 40 firefighters and first responders from the Colorado Springs, Black Forest and Falcon fire departments and other agencies.


  2. Guilty Plea in Murder of Retired CO FirefighterRead the original story w/Photo

    May 12, 2017 |

    May 11--A man accused of killing a retired Colorado Springs firefighter admitted his guilt Thursday, bringing his two-week murder trial to an abrupt end. Abandoning his self-defense claim at the eleventh hour, Gustavo Torres-Gonzalez pleaded guilty to first-degree murder, agreeing to the mandatory sentence of life without parole without waiting on the jury's verdict.


  3. Over 700 to Join 'Mass Casualty' Exercise at CO AirportRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 28, 2017 |

    April 27--When you see dozens of fire trucks, ambulances and police cars heading to the Colorado Springs Airport on Wednesday morning, don't call 911. It's just a drill.


  4. Cause of CO Outdoor Stage Fire ProbedRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 27, 2017 |

    Jan. 27--A fire at a Colorado Springs park left an outdoor entertainment venue with severe damage early Friday morning. The fire at Bancroft Park's pavilion was brought under control quickly after firefighters were dispatched around 3:15 a.m., Steve Oswald of the Colorado Springs Fire Department told Gazette news partner KKTV.


  5. Man Rescued from Window at CO Apartment FireRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 30, 2016 |

    Nov. 29--Firefighters rescued a man who was sitting on the edge of a window while his apartment's kitchen was burning on Tuesday morning, the Colorado Springs Fire Department reported. Firefighters responded just after 11:30 a.m. to a kitchen fire at Summer Grove Apartments, 3802 Half Turn Rd., on the city's east side, where a fire was burning in a second-floor unit, the Fire Department reported.


  6. Electrical Fire Causes $847K Damage to CO HouseRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 17, 2016 |

    Nov. 16--A house fire near Palmer Park Tuesday was caused by an electrical glitch, according to a news release from the Colorado Springs Fire Department. The fire, which was reported at 10:21 a.m. at 3435 Muirfield Drive, was deemed accidental, "attributed to an electrical event that occurred in the ceiling space above the laundry room," the department said Wednesday.


  7. Juveniles Allegedly Cause CO Fire that Guts BuildingRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 23, 2016 |

    Oct. 22--A fire in an abandoned house in northeast Colorado Springs that spread to surrounding trees and brush was human caused, police said Saturday. Three young people sparked the fire, which was reported at about 3:20 p.m. Friday near East Woodmen and Marksheffel roads, after they entered the house and "began lighting various items on fire," according to a written statement from Colorado Springs Police.


  8. KS Chief Reflects on a Year of Emotion and Change Since Firefighters' DeathsRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 13, 2016 |

    Oct. 12--Kansas City Fire Chief Paul Berardi was so overcome by a wave of emotion Wednesday morning that he couldn't make it through a promotion ceremony at Fire Department headquarters. Berardi said his thoughts raced back to a year ago when firefighters Larry J. Leggio and John V. Mesh died fighting a blaze in a building at 2608 Independence Blvd. A wall collapsed on the structure's east side, spewing bricks and other debris into the alley where the firefighters stood.


  9. Fallen Firefighters Remembered at Annual Memorial ServiceRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 10, 2016 |

    Shane Clifton's daughter, Elise, accepts the American flag, badge and red rose for her father, who collapsed at the fire station on Aug. 31, 2015. The names of 79 firefighters who died on duty in 2015 were unveiled on a new plaque.


  10. Fallen MO Firefighter's Named Added to Memorial He Rode Motorcycle ToRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 18, 2016 |

    Sept. 17--For the past 12 years, Kansas City firefighter Larry Leggio was among the hundreds of motorcyclists that ride into Colorado Springs every year to a ceremony honoring the fallen firefighters listed on the wall in Memorial Park. But after he was killed on the job in a building collapse in October, Leggio's name became one of the 123 that were etched into the polished granite this year.


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