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  • A house is fully engulfed in flames in the midst of the Black Forest Fire northeast of Colorado Springs on Wednesday, June 12, 2013.

      A house is fully engulfed in flames in the midst of the Black Forest Fire northeast of Colorado Springs on Wednesday, June 12, 2013.
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  • A soldier mans a roadblock to an evacuated area of forest, ranches and residences, in the Black Forest wildfire area, north of Colorado Springs, Colo., on Thursday, June 13, 2013.

      A soldier mans a roadblock to an evacuated area of forest, ranches and residences, in the Black Forest wildfire area, north of Colorado Springs, Colo., on Thursday, June 13, 2013.
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  • In this Wednesday, June 12, 2013, aerial photo, homes are destroyed by a wildfire in the dry, densely wooded Black Forest area northeast of Colorado Springs, Colo.

      In this Wednesday, June 12, 2013, aerial photo, homes are destroyed by a wildfire in the dry, densely wooded Black Forest area northeast of Colorado Springs, Colo.
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  • Blackened and charred homes are left along Herring Road in the Black Forest area northeast of Colorado Springs, Colo., on Wednesday, June 12, 2013.

      Blackened and charred homes are left along Herring Road in the Black Forest area northeast of Colorado Springs, Colo., on Wednesday, June 12, 2013.
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  • Cows graze beneath a smoky haze from the Black Forest wildfire, north of Colorado Springs, Colo., on Thursday, June 13, 2013.

      Cows graze beneath a smoky haze from the Black Forest wildfire, north of Colorado Springs, Colo., on Thursday, June 13, 2013.
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  • Colorado Springs resident Yolette Baca takes a photo of the wildfire in the Black Forest area north of Colorado Springs, Colo., on Wednesday, June 12, 2013.

      Colorado Springs resident Yolette Baca takes a photo of the wildfire in the Black Forest area north of Colorado Springs, Colo., on Wednesday, June 12, 2013.
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  • AmeriCorps volunteer firefighters assigned to the El Paso County Sheriff's Office, Woodland Fire Crew, help contain a spot fire in an evacuated area of forest, ranches and residences, in the Black Forest wildfire area, north of Colorado Springs, Colo., on Thursday, June 13, 2013.

      AmeriCorps volunteer firefighters assigned to the El Paso County Sheriff's Office, Woodland Fire Crew, help contain a spot fire in an evacuated area of forest, ranches and residences, in the Black Forest wildfire area, north of Colorado Springs, Colo., on Thursday, June 13, 2013.
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  • A U.S. Army Chinook helicopter drops a load of water on the Black Forest wildfire, north of Colorado Springs, Colo., on Thursday, June 13, 2013.

      A U.S. Army Chinook helicopter drops a load of water on the Black Forest wildfire, north of Colorado Springs, Colo., on Thursday, June 13, 2013.
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  • Colorado Springs police officers wear masks for smoke as they man a roadblock to an evacuated area of forest, ranches and residences, in the Black Forest wildfire area, north of Colorado Springs, Colo., on Thursday, June 13, 2013.

      Colorado Springs police officers wear masks for smoke as they man a roadblock to an evacuated area of forest, ranches and residences, in the Black Forest wildfire area, north of Colorado Springs, Colo., on Thursday, June 13, 2013.
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  • In this Wednesday, June 12, 2013, aerial photo made available by the U.S Army, water is released from a helicopter bucket over fires in the Black Forest area northeast of Colorado Springs, Colo.

      In this Wednesday, June 12, 2013, aerial photo made available by the U.S Army, water is released from a helicopter bucket over fires in the Black Forest area northeast of Colorado Springs, Colo.
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  • An AmeriCorps volunteer firefighter assigned to the El Paso County Sheriff's Office, Woodland Fire Crew, helps contain a spot fire in an evacuated area of forest, ranches and residences, in the Black Forest wildfire area, north of Colorado Springs, Colo., on Thursday, June 13, 2013.

      An AmeriCorps volunteer firefighter assigned to the El Paso County Sheriff's Office, Woodland Fire Crew, helps contain a spot fire in an evacuated area of forest, ranches and residences, in the Black Forest wildfire area, north of Colorado Springs, Colo., on Thursday, June 13, 2013.
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  • Samantha Marison, an AmeriCorps volunteer firefighter assigned to the El Paso County Sheriff's Office removes down wood fuel to help contain a spot fire in an evacuated area of forest, ranches and residences, in the Black Forest wildfire area, north of Colorado Springs, Colo., on Thursday, June 13, 2013.

      Samantha Marison, an AmeriCorps volunteer firefighter assigned to the El Paso County Sheriff's Office removes down wood fuel to help contain a spot fire in an evacuated area of forest, ranches and residences, in the Black Forest wildfire area, north of Colorado Springs, Colo., on Thursday, June 13, 2013.
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  • A firefighter fights a blaze in a detached garage in the Black Forest area, Wednesday, June 12, 2013 in Colorado Springs, Colo.

      A firefighter fights a blaze in a detached garage in the Black Forest area, Wednesday, June 12, 2013 in Colorado Springs, Colo.
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  • Black Forest Fire Dept. officers burn off natural ground fuel in an evacuated neighborhood, prepping the area for the encroachment of the wildfire in the Black Forest area north of Colorado Springs, Colo., on Wednesday, June 12, 2013.

      Black Forest Fire Dept. officers burn off natural ground fuel in an evacuated neighborhood, prepping the area for the encroachment of the wildfire in the Black Forest area north of Colorado Springs, Colo., on Wednesday, June 12, 2013.
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  • Black Forest Fire Dept. officers burn off natural ground fuel in an evacuated neighborhood, prepping the area for the encroachment of the wildfire in the Black Forest area north of Colorado Springs, Colo., on Wednesday, June 12, 2013.

      Black Forest Fire Dept. officers burn off natural ground fuel in an evacuated neighborhood, prepping the area for the encroachment of the wildfire in the Black Forest area north of Colorado Springs, Colo., on Wednesday, June 12, 2013.
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  • Black Forest Fire Dept. officers burn off natural ground fuel in an evacuated neighborhood, prepping the area for the encroachment of the wildfire in the Black Forest area north of Colorado Springs, Colo., on Wednesday, June 12, 2013.

      Black Forest Fire Dept. officers burn off natural ground fuel in an evacuated neighborhood, prepping the area for the encroachment of the wildfire in the Black Forest area north of Colorado Springs, Colo., on Wednesday, June 12, 2013.
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  • 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 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.
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  • Black Forest Fire Dept. officers burn off natural ground fuel in an evacuated neighborhood, prepping the area for the encroachment of the wildfire in the Black Forest area north of Colorado Springs, Colo., on Wednesday, June 12, 2013.

      Black Forest Fire Dept. officers burn off natural ground fuel in an evacuated neighborhood, prepping the area for the encroachment of the wildfire in the Black Forest area north of Colorado Springs, Colo., on Wednesday, June 12, 2013.
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  • A slurry bomber is dwarfed by a cloud of smoke as it prepares to drop on a wildfire in the Black Forest area north of Colorado Springs, Colo., on Wednesday, June 12, 2013.

      A slurry bomber is dwarfed by a cloud of smoke as it prepares to drop on a wildfire in the Black Forest area north of Colorado Springs, Colo., on Wednesday, June 12, 2013.
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  • Black Forest Fire Dept. officers examine an evacuated neighborhood, prepping the area for encroachment of the wildfire in the Black Forest area north of Colorado Springs, Colo., on Wednesday, June 12, 2013.

      Black Forest Fire Dept. officers examine an evacuated neighborhood, prepping the area for encroachment of the wildfire in the Black Forest area north of Colorado Springs, Colo., on Wednesday, June 12, 2013.
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  • Fire erupts behind a home as the Black Forest Fire burns out of control for a second straight day near Colorado Springs, Colo. on Wednesday, June 12, 2013.

      Fire erupts behind a home as the Black Forest Fire burns out of control for a second straight day near Colorado Springs, Colo. on Wednesday, June 12, 2013.
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  • A helicopter from Ft. Carson's 4th Combat Aviation Brigade drops water behind a home and between advancing flames as the Black Forest Fire burns out of control for a second straight day near Colorado Springs, Colo. on Wednesday, June 12, 2013.

      A helicopter from Ft. Carson's 4th Combat Aviation Brigade drops water behind a home and between advancing flames as the Black Forest Fire burns out of control for a second straight day near Colorado Springs, Colo. on Wednesday, June 12, 2013.
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  • A pronghorn runs across a field while a helicopter from Fort Carson helps fight the Black Forest Fire Wednesday, June 12, 2013, in Colorado Springs, Colo.

      A pronghorn runs across a field while a helicopter from Fort Carson helps fight the Black Forest Fire Wednesday, June 12, 2013, in Colorado Springs, Colo.
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  • A man watches as a fire byrns out of control north of Shoupe Road and East of Highway 83 in Colorado Springs, Colo. on Tuesday afternoon, June 11, 2013.

      A man watches as a fire byrns out of control north of Shoupe Road and East of Highway 83 in Colorado Springs, Colo. on Tuesday afternoon, June 11, 2013.
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  • A fire-fighting slurry plane makes a pass in preparation drops its load on a wildfire in the Black Forest area north of Colorado Springs, Colo., on Wednesday, June 12, 2013.

      A fire-fighting slurry plane makes a pass in preparation drops its load on a wildfire in the Black Forest area north of Colorado Springs, Colo., on Wednesday, June 12, 2013.
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  • A helicopter from Ft. Carson's 4th Combat Aviation Brigade heads back for another load of water as the Black Forest Fire burns out of control for a second straight day near Colorado Springs, Colo. on Wednesday, June 12, 2013.

      A helicopter from Ft. Carson's 4th Combat Aviation Brigade heads back for another load of water as the Black Forest Fire burns out of control for a second straight day near Colorado Springs, Colo. on Wednesday, June 12, 2013.
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  • Dave and Linda Burgess watch as a plume rises near their home on Burgess Road in The Black Forest on Wednesday, June 12, 2013 near Colorado Springs, Colo. They were not sure if their home survived the fire.

      Dave and Linda Burgess watch as a plume rises near their home on Burgess Road in The Black Forest on Wednesday, June 12, 2013 near Colorado Springs, Colo. They were not sure if their home survived the fire.
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  • Residents watch as the Black Forest Fire burns northeast of Colorado Springs, Colo, Tuesday, June 11, 2013.

      Residents watch as the Black Forest Fire burns northeast of Colorado Springs, Colo, Tuesday, June 11, 2013.
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  • Tom Smith works to remove tree limbs to protect a friend's home from advancing flames Wednesday, June 12, 2013 near Burgess Road and Armonia Ranch Ct. in Black Forest northeast of Colorado Springs, Colo.

      Tom Smith works to remove tree limbs to protect a friend's home from advancing flames Wednesday, June 12, 2013 near Burgess Road and Armonia Ranch Ct. in Black Forest northeast of Colorado Springs, Colo.
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