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Old 06-12-2013, 07:52 AM   #1
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Default A lot of Broncos Fans lost homes last night

Most of Black Forest burned down last night in norther El Paso County. Live video is coming in from Denver news choppers.

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Over 1000 homes and 5000 residents have been evacuated from hwy83 to Meridian Blvd.

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Old 06-12-2013, 07:55 AM   #2
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Shoup and Black forest Road yesterday evening

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damn, I used to go to a black forrest retreat when I was a kid... hope it's still there.
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Fox News says 100 homes so far. Hopefully insurance takes care of everyone
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Best of luck to all of them, hope can keep the fire damage to a minimum this year!
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Yep, that's the place. They have a little church back out of the main area that is beautiful (thought about getting married there when I was a kid). When I went there as a kid it was a church camp and we'd have gatherings in that little church in the forest, beautiful.
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Yep, that's the place. They have a little church back out of the main area that is beautiful (thought about getting married there when I was a kid). When I went there as a kid it was a church camp and we'd have gatherings in that little church in the forest, beautiful.
they had posted on FB that the fire was on a portion of their property when they evacuated. They plan to rebuild if they lose everything
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9 a.m.

El Paso County Sheriff Terry Maketa says at least 80 homes have burned in the Black Forest fire, which continues to rage Wednesday after an active night.

"That fire is far from under control," Maketa said. "I would not be surprised if we crossed over 80 homes and were closer to 100."

As to reports of injuries or deaths, Maketa said he had no definitive information but he fears the worst.

"We had people refusing to leave," Maketa said. "We had people walking out at 2 in the morning. We had people who refused to evacuate. My worst fear is people took a chance and lost their life."

There are no injuries to first responders fighting the Black Forest fire.

Maketa described the scene overnight as surreal.

"It looked like a huge convention of campfires," he said. "Then you d see a tree pop into fire."

It covers 7,500-8,000 acres, affects 2,625 people and 7,358 homes are evacuated. There are 155 firefighters and 4 helicopters battling the blaze.

He said tanker flights to drop fire retardant are expected to begin around 11 a.m.

He said mandatory evacuation remains in effect for Black Forest fire.

"It's still a very hot and active fire area. Even this morning you could hear explosions from propane tanks."

He said the fire was active during the night: "We still had a lot of fire taking place."

"It was a very, very hot fire even at 5 a.m. this morning."

Maketa said six helicopters and one plane in the battle.

The fire has covered 47 square miles and left a lot of unspent fuel. That worries experts because winds could shift the fire west.

They started assessing home destruction at 4 a.m. But while some are considered safe now, a shift of wind could put them back in jeopardy.

Gov. John Hickenlooper has promised to send strike teams to the Black Forest fire.

The fire ran more than eight miles Tuesday. It remains at 0 percent contained, but he said crews held the line along the south and southeast sides.

Trucks are having to reload water from tankers due to unreliable hydrants.

Crews dug defensive positions in anticipation of fire activity Wednesday.

There is no word on the cause of the fire.

Maketa said he'll provide another update at 5 p.m. Wednesday.

Containment: 0 percent
Deaths/injuries: None reported
Acres burned: 7,500-8,000
Homes burned: 80-100 estimated
People evacuated: 7358 people
Homes evacuated: 2,625
Evacuation area: 47 square miles.
Firefighters on scene: 155

Air support: 6 Helicopters and 1 plane
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It really is too bad but inevitable. This is how these forests regenerate.
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So much heart ache in the world right now. I offer prayers for the people of the Black Forest. I knew it in the 70's what a beautiful place.
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Feel terrible for those who are affected - I can't imagine losing your home and the possessions inside - hopefully all loved ones are safe.
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So much heart ache in the world right now. I offer prayers for the people of the Black Forest. I knew it in the 70's what a beautiful place.
yeah, it's been a ticking time bomb for several decades
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That's where my sons' church camp is... or was.
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My girlfriend's folks live in Black Forest. They were evacuated last night. I know some people in Black Forest were having a difficult time getting their home insurance to cover fire. My girlfriend's parents had to clear out many trees around their house and have the insurance person come out several times to finally give them the clear for fire insurance. There are A LOT of trees in Black Forest (hence the name, lol).
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Alot of fires yesterday. There is one near the Royal Gorge. Not too far from where I live. As of 9pm last night, it was 3800 acres with 0% containment.





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ooooof!... 360 homes lost to the fire in Black Forest
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Hard to imagine what one must feel with nothing but the cloths on your back and all that you acquired through a life time of living gone.
Ya that would send me into hysteria. Devastating.
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My boys' summer camp they've been going to their whole lives was just past Vollmer on Shoup. Looks like that's gone. Really sad.
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My boys' summer camp they've been going to their whole lives was just past Vollmer on Shoup. Looks like that's gone. Really sad.
that sucks....a few friends and coworkers lost everything.

but yeah, it's just stuff. they will be ok
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