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Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Black Forest Fire June 11 2013

This One Hits Closer to Home for Colorado Springs than the June 2012 Fire

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Police lead horses to safety

It's June, so that means forest fires in Colorado. In June 2013, there already are several in progress, including one at the famous Royal Gorge Bridge. The one the hits home for the most people, though, is a raging forest fire that, at the time of this writing, still is not under control. Reportedly, it has destroyed a dozen "structures," but that figure includes homes (because they showed some burned-down homes on the news) and is certain to be revised higher. No word of any casualties.

All these fires are easy for me to film - I haven't had to drive more than fifteen minutes from my house yet!

I took some video and pictures of the fire around 7 p.m. local time, with sunset still over an hour away. Some of this footage aired on CNN on June 12, 2013.:







Below is an update on June 12, 2013:



Below are pictures from the fire taken on June 11, 2013.


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From Briargate in Colorado Springs, Research in front, Powers to the right

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Black forest wildfire June 11 2013 coloradoviews.blogspot.com

Black forest wildfire June 11 2013 coloradoviews.blogspot.com
In the foreground is a line of vehicles fleeing the fire on Black Forest Road

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Fire-fighting helicopters
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Black forest wildfire June 11 2013 coloradoviews.blogspot.com
Police leading horses to safety

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Black forest wildfire June 11 2013 coloradoviews.blogspot.com
Fire-fighting planes appeared

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Black forest wildfire June 11 2013 coloradoviews.blogspot.com

Black forest wildfire June 11 2013 coloradoviews.blogspot.com

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Black forest wildfire June 11 2013 coloradoviews.blogspot.com

Black forest wildfire June 11 2013 coloradoviews.blogspot.com

Black forest wildfire June 11 2013 coloradoviews.blogspot.com
Best of luck!

Below are a few shots taken on June 12, 2013:

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Shots from Briargate in Colorado Springs looking north on June 12, 2013

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