Black Forest Fire

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

3:46am

Wed June 12, 2013
Wildfires

Lamborn: Verbal Agreement For MAFFS To Fight Black Forest Fire

A MAFFS C-130 from the 153rd Airlift Wing from Cheyenne WY flying support of the Waldo Canyon wildfire in Colorado Springs, Colo., June 27, 2012.
National Gaurd

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.

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