Smoke cloud over Colorado Springs

A huge smoke cloud from the Waldo Canyon Fire plumes over Colorado Springs. Be sure to follow the hashtag: #WaldoCanyonFire on Twitter for the latest news and information regarding the fire. For photos and additional information regarding the fire and evacuations, be sure to follow our Facebook page: www.facebook.com For breaking news coverage, be sure to visit our website: www.coloradoconnection.com And specific articles concerning the Waldo Canyon Fire include: Thousands wait for word on torched homes www.coloradoconnection.com Coloradans share stunning photos of Waldo Canyon Fire www.coloradoconnection.com How to protect yourself from the smoke www.coloradoconnection.com Where to go for help, and how to help with the fire www.coloradoconnection.com PHOTOS: Waldo Canyon Fire near Colorado Springs www.coloradoconnection.com Springs residents watch helplessly as houses burn www.coloradoconnection.com

Ten elderly victims from intermediate care facility fire, Colorado Springs, Colorado (March 4, 1991)


Original publisher: [Emmitsburg, Md.] : Federal Emergency Management Agency, U.S. Fire Administration, National Fire Data Center, [1991] OCLC Number: (OCoLC)76963871 Subject: Nursing homes — Fires and fire prevention. Excerpt: … USFA-TR-050 / March 1991 5 scenario, this group of residents who averaged 85 years of age, many with limited mobility, were put at a serious disadvantage by this categorization when an emergency situation arose. Other States, like Colorado, need to review their criteria and practices in this important area. Adequacy of inspections is another problem area spotlighted by this incident. Colorado currently has two inspectors for the entire State and 281 operational personal care homes. They range in size from three beds to several hundred, but most are twenty beds or smaller. The State Health Department Director is currently trying to arrange contracts with local county inspectors to maintain inspections on these facilities, but in the interim two inspectors are charged with the major portion of inspections in the State. The director indicates these are not trained building inspectors and have only a cursory amount of training in this area. The State Health Department Director makes the point that the bulk of these facilities are not in-line for any Federal aid and if forced to go with more stringent safety features, they would be forced to close. By comparison, numerous States, such as Virginia and Alabama, have made sprinklering of this type of facility mandatory, and it does not appear that financial constraints have hampered them. The Colorado Springs Fire Department is to be commended for their openness during USFA’s investiga-tion of this fire and their willingness to learn from this loss. They indicated they will implement into their plan a program of more stringent code enforcement as a result of lessons learned from this fire. The Colorado Springs Fire Department did a building inspection and outlined areas needing to be correc…

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7 Responses to Smoke cloud over Colorado Springs

  1. Drathoneus says:

    me gusta comer

  2. wacher8 says:

    R.I.P Colorado.

  3. cyndymarie777 says:

    gtfo

  4. iDreamtiChased says:

    What street are you driving down?

  5. FOX21NewsColorado says:

    This was taken on Garden of the Gods Road

  6. muttkat1 says:

    You know who caused these houses to get burned? The federal govt. They want people out of Colorado. Look up Controlled Burning on wikipedia—National inter Agency Fire Center—CB,They’re suppose to those on cool months—-On freedom advocates site: Burn Baby Burn—–US Set to Take Coloradians Land W/O Compensation—Agenda 21 What is it? How Did it Get Here?—-predicted Wildlands Map on mtmultipleuse site. A decade ago there were 44 air tankers, now 9 for the whole USA. Investigate it.

  7. GirFan1205 says:

    Not all houses burned down in Colorado. But in Colorado Springs, the Waldo Canyon Fire burned down over 350 houses. I’m not sure about the other wildfires, but not all of Colorado burned down.

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