Kilkus Fire

5:29am

Fri June 14, 2013
Wildfires

Friday Updates For The Black Forest Fire, Other Colorado Fires

MAFFS C-130 lays a red slurry line to help stop the spread of the Black Forest Fire, June 12
Sgt. Jonathan C. Thibault Fort Carson Public Affairs Office

The Black Forest Fire earned another distinction Thursday as fire officials announced they had discovered the remains of two persons in the fire zone. The other Colorado fires are beginning to wind down.

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7:21am

Thu June 13, 2013
Wildfires

Thursday Updates For The Black Forest Fire, Other Colorado Wildfires

City and county evac areas, including the IR fire boundary (the dark red line) June 13
City of Colorado Springs

7:01am

Wed June 12, 2013
The Two-Way

Colorado Fires: Thousands of Homes Evacuated, Prisoners Moved

Originally published on Wed June 12, 2013 7:58 am

Smoke rises from the Black Forest Fire near Colorado Springs.
Kirk Siegler NPR

More than 900 prisoners were evacuated from a state prison near Colorado Springs, Colo., early Wednesday as one of four wildfires across the Front Range moved toward the facility, The Associated Press writes.

About 2,500 homes and businesses in northeast El Paso County have also been evacuated, according to The Denver Post.

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5:18am

Wed June 12, 2013
Wildfires

Four Wildfires Now Burning In Colorado

A view of the Black Forest Fire from the east near sunset taken by NPR's Kirk Siegler Tuesday afternoon.
Kirk Siegler NPR