Black Forest Fire

Jun 18, 2013 6:31 AM by Lacey Steele

Latest update on the Black Forest Fire

The number of homes completely destroyed by the Black Forest Fire now stands at 502.

That's up from 483.

Yesterday afternoon, the City of Colorado Springs issued the "all clear" for all voluntary evacuation areas.

El Paso County has downgraded some areas.

The Black Forest Fire is now 75% contained.

The fire has burned a little more than 14,000 acres.

Firefighting costs are now at $5.5 million, and those costs are expected to grow.

The number of homes destroyed could also increase.

The sheriff's office expects to finish their home assessment later today.

 

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