Originally published on Wed June 12, 2013 7:58 am
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.
Two days after the one year anniversary of the High Park Fire and ahead of the Waldo Canyon anniversary, Colorado’s wildfire season has started in earnest.
It appears the Air Force’s C-130’s equipped with Mobile Air Fire Fighting Systems (MAFFS) will be activated to help fight the Black Forest Fire near Colorado Springs.