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Nov 2, 2012 8:44 PM by Bill Folsom

First Waldo Canyon Fire victims move into rebuilt home

Out of the ashes of the Waldo Canyon fire there is a major milestone in the recovery process. The first home of more than three hundred burned has been rebuilt. "It feels like home," said owner Patricia Nelson-Boyd.

They are moving back in after a little over four months. "Within a week we had decided that coming home was, here, and this is where we wanted to be." For the Boyds, home is about more then the house. The location and their neighbors motivated their decision to come back. "Just this morning the doorbell rang and a neighbor from around the corner and up the street welcomed us home."

In the afternoon Colorado Springs Mayor, Steve Back stopped by with a housewarming gift. It is unintentional, but the quick completion of the Boyd's home has become a symbol of recovery to the rest of the community.

 

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