Gusty wind, low relative humidities, warm temperatures, and dry fuels will all combine to produce high fire danger this afternoon and early evening. Red Flag Warning goes into effect at Noon and lasts until 8pm. Please, no outdoor burning or use of flammable materials. Head to the "Weather" Tab for more information on the forecast.
With flash flooding a continuing threat at the Waldo Canyon Fire burn scar, the city of Colorado Springs is taking action to ensure residents living near it are protected.
The city's Office of Emergency Management is offering a self-help sandbag filling station beginning Friday.
The station will be located at Wilson United Methodist Church on 6460 Flying W Ranch Road. Sand is available on a first-come, first-served basis, and residents must bring their own shovels.
If you need empty sandbags, they are available at the following fire stations:
• Station 18: 6830 Hadler View near Flying W Road and Centennial Blvd.
• Station 9: 622 Garden of the Gods Rd.
• Station 12: 445 Rockrimmon Blvd.
• Station 5: 2830 W. Colorado Ave.
Residents can get up to 100 empty sandbags for their address.
The city advises residents living in at-risk areas to consult with a certified erosion and sediment control consultant or contractor on how best to protect their property.
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