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Black Forest fire, June 11

Homes in Black Forest burned Tuesday, June 11, 2013, in a fast-growing wildfire, neighborhoods in the area were evacuated. The fire near Shoup Road and Highway 83 was reported shortly before 2 p.m.

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Motorists stop along Interquest Parkway to watch the fire burning in Black Forest Tuesday, June 11, 2013. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

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A fire burns out of control north of Shoupe Road and East of Highway 83 Tuesday afternoon, June 11, 2013.   Pictured from the Air Force Academy.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
A fire burns out of control north of Shoup Road and East of Highway 83 Tuesday afternoon, June 11, 2013. Pictured from the Air Force Academy. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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A fire burns out of control north of Shoupe Road and East of Highway 83 Tuesday afternoon, June 11, 2013.    (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
A fire burns out of control north of Shoup Road and East of Highway 83 Tuesday afternoon, June 11, 2013. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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The hot sun shines through the smoke of a fire buring  out of control north of Shoup Road and East of Highway 83 Tuesday afternoon, June 11, 2013.    (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
The hot sun shines through the smoke of a fire buring out of control north of Shoup Road and East of Highway 83 Tuesday afternoon, June 11, 2013. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Lynd Fitzgerald sprays fire retardant around a house while a fire burns out of control in the background north of Shoup Road and East of Highway 83 Tuesday afternoon, June 11, 2013.    (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Lynd Fitzgerald sprays fire retardant around a house while a fire burns out of control in the background north of Shoup Road and East of Highway 83 Tuesday afternoon, June 11, 2013. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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View over Woodmen Pointe, at Woodmen Road and Austin Bluffs. By Bernadette Hair

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From a home near the corner of Shoup and Vollmer roads. By Heather Jenness

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By Bernadette Hair

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Photo taken from Flying W Ranch Road in Mountain Shadows in west Colorado Springs. By Victoria Young

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Photo taken from Flying W Ranch Road in Mountain Shadows in west Colorado Springs. By Victoria Young

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Photo taken from 8th Street in Colorado Springs. By Lee Bowers

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By Bernadette Hair

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As seen from Gleneagle. By Jamie Ahlgrimm

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A house is engulfed in flames by The Black Forest fire near Colorado Springs, Colorado on Tuesday, June 11, 2013. (Screen grab via Channel 7NEWS)
A house is engulfed in flames by The Black Forest fire near Colorado Springs, Colorado on Tuesday, June 11, 2013. (Screen grab via 7NEWS Denver)

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The Black Forest fire near Colorado Springs, Colorado on Tuesday, June 11, 2013. (Screen grab via Channel 7NEWS)
The Black Forest fire near Colorado Springs, Colorado on Tuesday, June 11, 2013. (Screen grab via 7NEWS Denver)

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By Bryan Rasmussen

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By Bryan Rasmussen

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By Bryan Rasmussen

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A reader submitted this photo on her drive home to Dublin and Powers Boulevards. By Hilaymy Amaya

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A reader submitted this photo on her drive home to Dublin and Powers Boulevards. By Hilaymy Amaya

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Black forest fire as seen from Cumbers Road north of Peyton. By Derrick Campbell

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The view looking north toward Downtown Colorado Springs and the fire burning in Black Forest Tuesday, June 11, 2013. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

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Photo taken from Pine Creek Golf Course by Michael Nikovits. Building is Pine Creek High School. By Michael Nikovits

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Photo from Monument looking east towards the Black Forest fire. By Delia Tharnish

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Motorist watch as the fire jumps Black Forest Road and moves east Tuesday afternoon, June 11, 2013.    (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Motorist watch as the fire jumps Black Forest Road and moves east Tuesday afternoon, June 11, 2013. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Andrew Dunlap and his father Dave Dunlap, in truck, watch from Black Forest Road as the fire burns behind their house Tuesday afternoon, June 11, 2013.    (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Andrew Dunlap and his father Dave Dunlap, in truck, watch from Black Forest Road as the fire burns behind their house Tuesday afternoon, June 11, 2013. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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A fire burns toward a home next to Black Forest Road Tuesday afternoon, June 11, 2013.    (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
A fire burns toward a home next to Black Forest Road Tuesday afternoon, June 11, 2013. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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A resident sprays water on the roof of his home along Black Forest Road Tuesday afternoon, June 11, 2013.  Minutes later the fire jumped the road to the south of his house.   (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
A resident sprays water on the roof of his home along Black Forest Road Tuesday afternoon, June 11, 2013. Minutes later the fire jumped the road to the south of his house. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Bill Moreau watches as the fire burns toward his house near Black Forest Road Tuesday afternoon, June 11, 2013.    (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Bill Moreau watches as the fire burns toward his house near Black Forest Road Tuesday afternoon, June 11, 2013. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Dave Dunlap watches from the bed of his truck as the fire crosses Black Forest Road near his home Tuesday afternoon, June 11, 2013.    (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Dave Dunlap watches from the bed of his truck as the fire crosses Black Forest Road near his home Tuesday afternoon, June 11, 2013. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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The flames of the Black Forest Fire approach Black Forest Rd. as service vehicles line the top of the hill on Tuesday, June 11,2013. The Black Forest Fire(Jerilee Bennett/The Gazette)
The flames of the Black Forest Fire approach Black Forest Rd. as service vehicles line the top of the hill on Tuesday, June 11,2013. The Black Forest Fire(Jerilee Bennett/The Gazette)

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The flames of the Black Forest Fire approach Black Forest Rd. as service vehicles line the top of the hill on Tuesday, June 11,2013. The Black Forest Fire(Jerilee Bennett/The Gazette)
The flames of the Black Forest Fire approach Black Forest Rd. as service vehicles line the top of the hill on Tuesday, June 11,2013. The Black Forest Fire(Jerilee Bennett/The Gazette)

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At Reckless Ranch on Burgess Rd., Norma Helliwell puts a halter on one of her horses to get it ready for her husband to return with the horse trailer. Her husband was evacuating some of their horses. Minutes later Helliwell was ordered to evacuate, because the fire was comng over the hill. She had to leave the horses behind. (Jerilee Bennett/The Gazette)
At Reckless Ranch on Burgess Rd., Norma Helliwell puts a halter on one of her horses to get it ready for her husband to return with the horse trailer. Her husband was evacuating some of their horses. Minutes later Helliwell was ordered to evacuate, because the fire was comng over the hill. She had to leave the horses behind. (Jerilee Bennett/The Gazette)

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The Black Forest Fire(Jerilee Bennett/The Gazette)
The Black Forest Fire(Jerilee Bennett/The Gazette)

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El Paso County Sheriff's Deputies direct evacuees at the corner of Black Forest Rd. and Shoup Rd. in Black Forest on Tuesday, June 11, 2013. (Jerilee Bennett/The Gazette)
El Paso County Sheriff's Deputies direct evacuees at the corner of Black Forest Rd. and Burgess Rd. in Black Forest on Tuesday, June 11, 2013. (Jerilee Bennett/The Gazette)

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At Reckless Ranch on Burgess Rd., Norma Helliwell puts a halter on one of her horses to get it ready for her husband to return with the horse trailer. Her husband was evacuating some of their horses. Minutes later Helliwell was ordered to evacuate, because the fire was comng over the hill. She had to leave the horses behind. (Jerilee Bennett/The Gazette)
At Reckless Ranch on Burgess Rd., Norma Helliwell puts a halter on one of her horses to get it ready for her husband to return with the horse trailer. Her husband was evacuating some of their horses. Minutes later Helliwell was ordered to evacuate, because the fire was comng over the hill. She had to leave the horses behind. (Jerilee Bennett/The Gazette)

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El Paso County Sheriff's Deputy Dan Cukowski helps evacuee Linda Davies walk her livestock out from the evacuated area during the Black Forest Fire on Tuesday, June 11, 2013.(Jerilee Bennett/The Gazette)
El Paso County Sheriff's Deputy Dan Cukowski helps evacuee Linda Davies walk her livestock out from the evacuated area during the Black Forest Fire on Tuesday, June 11, 2013.(Jerilee Bennett/The Gazette)

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At Reckless Ranch on Burgess Rd., Norma Helliwell puts a halter on one of her horses to get it ready for her husband to return with the horse trailer. Her husband was evacuating some of their horses. Minutes later Helliwell was ordered to evacuate, because the fire was comng over the hill. She had to leave the horses behind. (Jerilee Bennett/The Gazette)
At Reckless Ranch on Burgess Rd., Norma Helliwell puts a halter on one of her horses to get it ready for her husband to return with the horse trailer. Her husband was evacuating some of their horses. Minutes later Helliwell was ordered to evacuate, because the fire was comng over the hill. She had to leave the horses behind. (Jerilee Bennett/The Gazette)

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The view of the Black Forest fire from Rockrimmon Tuesday, June 11, 2013. Photo by Katira Davis

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Day turns to night as the sun shines through the smoke of a wildland fire in Black Forest Tuesday, June 11, 2013.  About 3,600 people and 1,259 homes had been evacuated by 7:30 p.m.   (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Day turns to night as the sun shines through the smoke of a wildland fire in Black Forest Tuesday, June 11, 2013. About 3,600 people and 1,259 homes had been evacuated by 7:30 p.m. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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A bomber flies through the smoke while fighting the wildland fire in Black Forest Tuesday, June 11, 2013.  About 3,600 people and 1,259 homes had been evacuated by 7:30 p.m.   (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
A bomber flies through the smoke while fighting the wildland fire in Black Forest Tuesday, June 11, 2013. About 3,600 people and 1,259 homes had been evacuated by 7:30 p.m. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Day turns to night as the sun shines through the smoke of a wildland fire in Black Forest Tuesday, June 11, 2013.  About 3,600 people and 1,259 homes had been evacuated by 7:30 p.m.   (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Day turns to night as the sun shines through the smoke of a wildland fire in Black Forest Tuesday, June 11, 2013. About 3,600 people and 1,259 homes had been evacuated by 7:30 p.m. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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A passenger took this photo of the Black Forest fire on a flight from Denver to Colorado Springs.

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By Erick Todd

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COLORADO SPRINGS, CO - JUNE 11: A house is fully engulfed by the Black Forest Fire. A wild land fire started around 2:00 in the Black Forest northeast of Colorado Springs, CO on June 11, 2013. Homes have already burned and the wind is expected to continue through the afternoon. Photo by Helen H. Richardson/The Denver Post)

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The Black Forest fire burns east of Colorado Springs. (Photo by AAron Ontiveroz/The Denver Post)

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COLORADO SPRINGS, CO - JUNE 11: A home near Herring and Swan is engulfed in flames as the Black Forest fire burns east of Colorado Springs. (Photo by AAron Ontiveroz/The Denver Post)

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Firefighters at the Black Forest fire Tuesday night. (Photo by Helen H. Richardson/The Denver Post)

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Photo by Dan Oldfield Photography
Photo by Dan Oldfield Photography

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Photo by Dan Oldfield Photography
Photo by Dan Oldfield Photography

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Photo by Dan Oldfield Photography
Photo by Dan Oldfield Photography

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