Locally heavy rain will remain possible overnight, with any showers and storms. Areas likely to see additional heavy rain will likely be east of I-25 and along HWY 50 from Canon City eastward. Remember, a Flash Flood Watch remains in effect through 6pm Wednesday, where another day of thunderstorms is possible. Head to the KKTV 11 Weather Tab for more information on the forecast for Wednesday and beyond.
Firefighters are preparing right now for the wildfire season, but this year they say they have a new plan to knock down the fire.
The Colorado Springs fire chief addressed Colorado Springs City Council on Monday with an update on how his crews are gearing up.
Fire Chief Chris Riley says the goal is if a wildfire breaks out in Colorado Springs, 30 additional fire engines from the surrounding areas would be here within 90 minutes of the initial call. CSFD told council members they've been heading up the project over the past eight months, creating a partnership with neighboring counties like Douglas. The project is called “Broken Arrow.”
Chief Riley says the extra fire engines will be crucial.
“The initial fire commander would make that 30-90 Broken Arrow call and then we would get those 30 pieces of equipment here in 90 minutes on top of our resources to assist us in the fight,” explained Riley.
CSFD is also setting up community drills so families can practice how to evacuate. On Thursday there will be a community meeting about those evacuations. It will be held at Cheyenne Mountain High School at 6:30 p.m.
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