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Black Forest Fire

Firefighters making progress

Firefighters making progress

Blackened areas define the indiscriminate path of a wildfire that destroyed some homes and left others untouched in one neighborhood in the densely wooded Black Forest area northeast of Colorado Springs, Colo. More than 350 homes have been lost in the most destructive wildfire in Colorado hi…

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Firefighters making progress

Firefighters making progress

Drivers pulled over Wednesday to watch from their cars as a heavy air tanker, a DC-10, made a pass in preparation to help battle the wildfire. Crews were working Saturday to fight other smaller fires in Colorado.

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Firefighters making progress

Firefighters making progress

A community meeting was held Saturday to distribute information about homes and the state of the Black Forest wildfire, which started early last week.

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Firefighters making progress

Firefighters making progress

A firefighter doused hot spots Saturday as crews continued battling the wildfire near Colorado Springs. The fire has destroyed nearly 500 homes and killed two people.

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Firefighters making progress

Firefighters making progress

A firefighter reads a thank-you sign as he fills up the firetruck with 1,500 gallons of water before heading back into the Black Forest fire burn zone.

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Firefighters making progress

Firefighters making progress

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Fire officials say crews have gained the upper hand on the most destructive wildfire in Colorado history and had more than half the blaze contained by late Saturday.

June 16, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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BLACK FOREST FIRE

BLACK FOREST FIRE

A DC-10 Air Tanker drops fire retardant near home in the evening as the Black Forest Fire continues to burn out of control for a second straight day near Colorado Springs on Wednesday, June 12, 2013. The fire has consumed 11,500 acres. It has destroyed 92 homes and damaged others. The errati…

June 13, 2013 7:31 am
BLACK FOREST FIRE

BLACK FOREST FIRE

A helicopter makes another evening water run as the Black Forest Fire burns out of control for a second straight day near Colorado Springs on Wednesday, June 12, 2013. The fire has consumed 11,500 acres. It has destroyed 92 homes and damaged others. The erratic fire has forced the evacuation…

June 13, 2013 7:31 am
BLACK FOREST FIRE

BLACK FOREST FIRE

The front range glows an eerie red from the smoke of the Black Forest Fire which continues to burn out of control for a second straight day near Colorado Springs on Wednesday, June 12, 2013. The fire has consumed 11,500 acres. It has destroyed 92 homes and damaged others. The erratic fire ha…

June 13, 2013 7:31 am
Colorado wildfire

Colorado wildfire

A firefighter fights a blaze in a detached garage in the Black Forest area, Wednesday, June 12, 2013 in Colorado Springs, Colo. Near Colorado Springs, authorities fear that a 12-square-mile wildfire in a heavily-wooded residential area might have already destroyed around 360 homes _ even as …

June 13, 2013 7:31 am
BLACK FOREST FIRE

BLACK FOREST FIRE

Motorists stop along Interquest Parkway in Colorado Springs, Colo. Tuesday, June 11, 2013, to watch the advance of a wildfire burning in Black Forest. (AP Photo/The Colorado Springs Gazette, Mark Reis) MAGS OUT

June 12, 2013 9:35 am
Colorado Wildfires

Colorado Wildfires

Neighbors watch as the Black Forest Fire burns northeast of Colorado Springs, Colo., Tuesday, June 11, 2013. The fire burned several homes and forced the evacuation of thousands of people. (AP Photo/Bryan Oller)

June 12, 2013 9:33 am
Colorado Wildfires

Colorado Wildfires

Marian Williams takes photos of the Black Forest Fire which started burning northeast of Colorado Springs, Colo., on Tuesday, June 11, 2013. The fire burned several homes and forced the evacuation of thousands of people. (AP Photo/Bryan Oller)

June 12, 2013 9:33 am
BLACK FOREST ROAD

BLACK FOREST ROAD

A slurry bomber flies over homes as it prepares to drop fire retardant on the Black Forest Fire in northeast of Colorado Springs on Tuesday, June 11, 2013. The fire consumed an estimated 7500 acres. It damaged 40-60 structures and forced the evacuation of thousands of people. As of Tuesday n…

June 12, 2013 9:32 am
Colorado Wildfires

Colorado Wildfires

The Black Forest Fire burns northeast of Colorado Springs, Colo, Tuesday, June 11, 2013. The fire burned several homes and forced the evacuation of thousands of people. (AP Photo/Bryan Oller)

June 12, 2013 9:32 am
Colorado Wildfires

Colorado Wildfires

The Black Forest Fire burns northeast of Colorado Springs, Colo., Tuesday, June 11, 2013, as nearby residents Amy O'Connor, left, and Nathalie Bartleson watch it creep toward the tree line. The fire consumed an estimated 7,500 acres, damaged 40-60 structures and forced the evacuation of thou…

June 12, 2013 9:32 am
Colorado Wildfires

Colorado Wildfires

The Black Forest Fire smolders in the early evening, northeast of Colorado Springs, Colo, Tuesday, June 11, 2013. The fire burned several homes and forced the evacuation of thousands of people. (AP Photo/Bryan Oller)

June 12, 2013 9:32 am
Colorado Wildfires

Colorado Wildfires

The Black Forest Fire burns northeast of Colorado Springs, Colo, Tuesday, June 11, 2013. The fire burned several homes and forced the evacuation of thousands of people. (AP Photo/Bryan Oller)

June 12, 2013 9:32 am
Colorado Wildfires

Colorado Wildfires

Thick smoke approaches a home as the Black Forest Fire burns northeast of Colorado Springs, Colo, Tuesday, June 11, 2013. The fire burned several homes and forced the evacuation of thousands of people. (AP Photo/Bryan Oller)

June 12, 2013 9:32 am

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