Colorado Springs city officials are in the final stages of their much anticipated Waldo Canyon Fire After Action Review which, after nine months of work, could be completed in the next three to four weeks.
Cindy Aubrey, the city’s chief communication officer, said the report will be city-wide, encompassing Police and Fire Departments, as well as the Office of Emergency Management. The review is standard procedure, Aubrey said, and is not an investigation–instead, it will serve as a review of the city’s actions during the Waldo Canyon fire, which burned into the city and destroyed hundreds of homes in June.
The review was proceeded by the city’s Initial After Action Review, which was released in October. The initial review offered a short timeline of the city’s involvement in the fire–mostly when a firestorm pushed the fire into city limits on June 26.
The fire department’s part of the report is more than 100 pages long, after months of editing and compiling, said Sunny Smaldino, spokeswoman for the department.
The completed report will still be subject to review, approval and more edits. The city has not set a final date for the release of the report, Aubrey said on Thursday.