UPDATE: Colo. Firefighters Could Get More Help From Rain - NBC Right Now/KNDO/KNDU Tri-Cities, Yakima, WA |

UPDATE: Colo. Firefighters Could Get More Help From Rain

Posted: Updated:
A structure off of Herring Road burns out of control in the midst of the Black Forest Fire in Colorado Springs, Photo Credit: Helen H. Richardson/The Denver Post, Photo Date: June 11th, 2013 A structure off of Herring Road burns out of control in the midst of the Black Forest Fire in Colorado Springs, Photo Credit: Helen H. Richardson/The Denver Post, Photo Date: June 11th, 2013

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - Firefighters are hoping for more help from rainy weather today as they try to put out hot spots from Colorado's most-destructive wildfire ever.
    
Sunday, a steady rain moved through the densely-wooded area near Colorado Springs as crews worked to prevent flare-ups that could burn other homes still standing in the fire zone.
    
Nearly 500 houses have been burned by the 22-square-mile fire, which is about two-thirds contained. Crews hope to have it fully under control by Thursday.
    
Authorities are telling people who live within the burn area that there is still more work to do before they'll be allowed to return to their homes. They say roads and downed power lines have to be repaired.
    
To the southwest, a wildfire that destroyed 48 buildings at the Royal Gorge Bridge and Park is fully contained. A fire in Rocky Mountain National Park, which has burned about 600 acres, is 75 percent contained.
    
In New Mexico, crews have contained the majority of the 94 square miles of wildfires raging through the state.

HD DOPPLER 6i
/
  • Top Stories from KHQHomeMore>>

  • Judge orders Montana congressman photographed, fingerprinted

    Judge orders Montana congressman photographed, fingerprinted

    Monday, August 21 2017 5:33 PM EDT2017-08-21 21:33:51 GMT

    HELENA, Mont. (AP) - Montana Rep. Greg Gianforte has lost his bid to avoid being booked, photographed and fingerprinted for assaulting a reporter the day before he was elected in May. Judge Rick West ordered the Republican to report to the Gallatin County Detention Center to be booked for the assault charge by Sept. 15. Gianforte was never arrested and booked for the assault against Guardian reporter Ben Jacobs on May 24.

    More >>

    HELENA, Mont. (AP) - Montana Rep. Greg Gianforte has lost his bid to avoid being booked, photographed and fingerprinted for assaulting a reporter the day before he was elected in May. Judge Rick West ordered the Republican to report to the Gallatin County Detention Center to be booked for the assault charge by Sept. 15. Gianforte was never arrested and booked for the assault against Guardian reporter Ben Jacobs on May 24.

    More >>
  • Man who shot Ohio Judge is dad of player convicted of rape

    Man who shot Ohio Judge is dad of player convicted of rape

    Monday, August 21 2017 5:05 PM EDT2017-08-21 21:05:52 GMT

    STEUBENVILLE, Ohio - A prosecutor says the man who shot and wounded an Ohio judge was the father of a Steubenville High School football player convicted of rape in 2012. Jefferson County Prosecutor Jane Hanlin on Monday identified the shooter as Nathaniel Richmond, the father of Ma'Lik Richmond.

    More >>

    STEUBENVILLE, Ohio - A prosecutor says the man who shot and wounded an Ohio judge was the father of a Steubenville High School football player convicted of rape in 2012. Jefferson County Prosecutor Jane Hanlin on Monday identified the shooter as Nathaniel Richmond, the father of Ma'Lik Richmond. Ma'Lik Richmond served about 10 months in a juvenile lockup after being convicted with another Steubenville High School football player of raping a 16-year-old girl.

    More >>
  • PHOTOS: Eclipse 2017!

    PHOTOS: Eclipse 2017!

    Monday, August 21 2017 3:56 PM EDT2017-08-21 19:56:43 GMT

    Everyone is talking about the eclipse, and we want to see your pictures!  Send us your photos by posting them on our Facebook page!  MOBILE USERS CLICK HERE FOR ADDITIONAL PHOTOS

    More >>

    Everyone is talking about the eclipse, and we want to see your pictures!  Send us your photos by posting them on our Facebook page!  MOBILE USERS CLICK HERE FOR ADDITIONAL PHOTOS

    More >>