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Las Animas Brush Fire Continues into Second Day

Las Animas Brush Fire Continues into Second Day

  The Bent County Fire has forced seven households to evacuate the area along the riverbed near the former Bent County Correctional Facility. As of 11am Friday, the fire had consumed approximately 300 acres of land. The fire was first reported at about 5:45pm Thursday afternoon and spread through the evening. Firefighters were present until […]

Prowers County Rural Fire Department Received Grants, Urges Red Flag Caution

Prowers County Rural Fire Department Received Grants, Urges Red Flag Caution

Staffon Warn, Prowers County Rural Fire Chief and Emergency Operations Manager, said his department had received a grant of almost $40,000 from the Colorado Division of Fire Safety Prevention and Control which will purchase sets of self-contained breathing apparatus and two sets of bunker gear for firefighters. He informed the Prowers County Commissioners, he had […]