Underground fire in downtown Colorado Springs forces evacuations, power outages remain

Posted on AllSides September 11th, 2023
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Thick smoke billowed over downtown streets as firefighters battled an underground fire Monday morning. Firefighters were called to 101 Kiowa Street just before 2:30 a.m. on reports of a fire underneath the street, according to Gazette news partner KKTV. The caller told dispatchers flames could be seen shooting out of a manhole. “When our crews first arrived, they found fire coming out of multiple manholes, coming up approximately 10 feet in the air, getting close and impinging on the buildings there,” said CSFD Lt. Aaron McConnellogue. Though tricky, firefighters were...

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