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Black Forest fire, June 14

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A police officer helps manage escorts into the burn zone for residents to retrieve animals and medication at a roadblock on Vollmer Road and Burgess Road Friday, June 14, 2013. Michael Ciaglo/The Gazette

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Cindy Miller, left, hugs her husband Ray before he heads into the burn zone with a police escort Friday, June 14, 201 to try to retrieve medication from their home that was burned to the ground in the Black Forest fire. The Miller's said they only had 15 minutes to evacuate after they saw the smoke and thinks they were one of the first dozen homes burned in the fire. Michael Ciaglo/The Gazette

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Black Forest resident Kitty West looks over a list of items to gather from her house during a police escort into the burn zone Friday, June 14, 2013. Michael Ciaglo/The Gazette

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Ray Miller, left, hugs his wife Cindy before he heads into the burn zone with a police escort Friday, June 14, 201 to try to retrieve medication from his home that was burned to the ground in the Black Forest fire. The Miller's said they only had 15 minutes to evacuate after they saw the smoke and thinks they were one of the first dozen homes burned in the fire. Michael Ciaglo/The Gazette

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Rich West waits with his wife Kitty and Ray Miller to head into the burn zone to retrieve animals and medications from their homes Friday, June 14, 2013. Michael Ciaglo/The Gazette

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Karen Hilborn and her son Alex wait to head into the Black Forest fire burn zone with a police escort to gather items from their home Friday, June 14, 2013. The Hilborn's home was spared but approximately 40 other structures on Holmes Road burned to the ground. Michael Ciaglo/The Gazette

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A sign for fire mitigation services sits at the corner of Vollmer Road and Burgess Road Friday, June 14, 2013. Michael Ciaglo/The Gazette

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Officials direct traffic as they close Burgess Road as the Black Forest fire moves into the fourth day Friday, June 14, 2013. Michael Ciaglo/The Gazette

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A helicopter flies toward the Black Forest fire with a water bucket as the Black Forest fire moves into the fourth day Friday, June 14, 2013. Michael Ciaglo/The Gazette

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Colorado Senator Mark Udall spoke to the media Friday, June 14, 2013 emphasizing his confidence that all federal resources are in place to fight the Black Forest fire and take care of the upcoming restoration efforts. Michael Ciaglo/The Gazette

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Jasen Dill, left, and Judy Pohlod discuss returning to their homes, which made it through the Black Forest fire safely, as a storm passes overhead at the corner of Hodgen Road and Highway 83 Friday, June 14, 2013. Michael Ciaglo/The Gazette

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Neighbors Jasen Dill, left, and Judy Pohlod embrace on the corner of Hodgen Road and Highway 83 as they celebrate the rain and the fact that both of their homes survived the Black Forest fire Friday, June 14, 2013. Michael Ciaglo/The Gazette

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A line of about 20 vehicles parked along Meridian Road, just south of Rex Road, waiting for escorts into evacuated areas. (Rich Laden, The Gazette)

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Sherri Kaderka looks in her bag at the American Red Cross shelter in Monument, Colo., for evacuees from the nearby Black Forest wildfire on Friday, June 14, 2013. Nearly 4,000 people are still evacuated from the fire that broke out on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Ed Andrieski)

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A sign at the Academy Christian Church thanks firefighters for their efforts in the outskirts of the Black Forest Fire in Colorado Springs, Colo., Friday, June 14, 2013. Little more than 36 hours after it started in the Black Forest area northeast of Colorado Springs, the blaze surpassed last June's Waldo Canyon fire as the most destructive in state history. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

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Evacuess and fire officials listen to a news briefing on the Black Forest Fire in Colorado Springs, Colo., Friday, June 14, 2013. Little more than 36 hours after it started in the Black Forest area northeast of Colorado Springs, the blaze surpassed last June's Waldo Canyon fire as the most destructive in state history. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

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Incident Commander Rich Harvey gives an update on the Black Forest Fire during a news briefing in Colorado Springs, Colo., Friday, June 14, 2013. Little more than 36 hours after it started in the Black Forest area northeast of Colorado Springs, the blaze surpassed last June's Waldo Canyon fire as the most destructive in state history. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

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Incident Commander Rich Harvey gives an update on the Black Forest Fire during a news briefing in Colorado Springs, Colo., Friday, June 14, 2013. Little more than 36 hours after it started in the Black Forest area northeast of Colorado Springs, the blaze surpassed last June's Waldo Canyon fire as the most destructive in state history. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

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Incident Commander Rich Harvey, center, gives an update on the Black Forest Fire, to resident Dan Brennan, bottom right, during a press briefing in Colorado Springs, Colo., Friday, June 14, 2013. Firefighters held the line Friday on the Black Forest Fire, in which two people were killed as they tried to escape and 379 homes were destroyed. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

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Nancy Bradley, right, a resident of Black Forest, Colo., hugs fellow evacuee Jenny Abernathy, second from right, as Rebecca Abernathy, third from right, Jenny's daughter, watches while listening to an update on the Black Forest Fire in Colorado Springs, Colo., Friday, June 14, 2013. Firefighters held the line Friday on the Black Forest Fire, in which two people were killed as they tried to escape and 379 homes were destroyed. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

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El Paso County Sheriff Terry Maketa, right, shows the newest burn zone and evacuation map to Colorado Springs Interim Fire Chief Tommy Smith before a press conference about the Black Forest fire Friday, June 14, 2013. Michael Ciaglo/The Gazette

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Larry Tobias, right, talks with Michele Pyne as they wait to be escorted up Meridian Road to their homes after the area east of the road was downgraded from a mandatory evacuation zone Friday, June 14, 2013. Michael Ciaglo/The Gazette

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Leadville firefighter Ryan Hendrickson looks at a thank you sign while filling up the firetruck with 1500 gallons of water off Meridian Road before heading back into the Black Forest fire burn zone Friday, June 14, 2013. Michael Ciaglo/The Gazette

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Denver firefighter Mark Vanlandingham opens the fire hydrant to fill the truck with 500 gallons of water off Meridian Road before heading back into the Black Forest fire burn zone Friday, June 14, 2013. Michael Ciaglo/The Gazette

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Denver firefighter Dave Hart takes a break on the front of the firetruck before heading back into the Black Forest fire burn zone Friday, June 14, 2013. Michael Ciaglo/The Gazette

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CSPD officers check residents' IDs on North Gate Road after re-entry was opened Friday, June 14, 2013. PHOTO BY JUNFU HAN, THE GAZETTE.
CSPD officers check residents' IDs on North Gate Road after re-entry was opened Friday, June 14, 2013. PHOTO BY JUNFU HAN, THE GAZETTE.

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Cameryn Mitchell, 4 1/2,  gives a cup of lemonade to John Bajza, driver/engineer of Fire Department Station 19, Friday, June 14, 2013.  PHOTO BY JUNFU HAN, THE GAZETTE.
Cameryn Mitchell, 4 1/2, gives a cup of lemonade to John Bajza, driver/engineer of Fire Department Station 19, Friday, June 14, 2013. PHOTO BY JUNFU HAN, THE GAZETTE.

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Cameryn Mitchell, 4 1/2, waves at cars while her mother Amber Whittington was putting up the sign for people to stop by and buy lemonade, outside of the Fire Station 19, on Research Parkway, Friday, June 14, 2013. According to  Whittington, Cameryn asked her if they can sell lemonade to make money to buy chopsticks and socks for firefighter after reading the book, Olivia Opens a Lemonade Stand. They also give free water and lemonade to the firefighters at the Station 19. PHOTO BY JUNFU HAN, THE GAZETTE.
Cameryn Mitchell, 4 1/2, waves at cars while her mother Amber Whittington was putting up the sign for people to stop by and buy lemonade, outside of the Fire Station 19, on Research Parkway, Friday, June 14, 2013. According to Whittington, Cameryn asked her if they can sell lemonade to make money to buy chopsticks and socks for firefighter after reading the book, Olivia Opens a Lemonade Stand. They also give free water and lemonade to the firefighters at the Station 19. PHOTO BY JUNFU HAN, THE GAZETTE.

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Russ and Joni Sellars, walk around the Gray Hawk neighborhood with Mocha, 7, after returning home, Friday, June 14, 2013. Sellars says he's extremely happy to be back to his own house and feel very sympathetic for the people who lost their homes. PHOTO BY JUNFU HAN, THE GAZETTE.
Russ and Joni Sellars, walk around the Gray Hawk neighborhood with Mocha, 7, after returning home, Friday, June 14, 2013. Sellars says he's extremely happy to be back to his own house and feel very sympathetic for the people who lost their homes. PHOTO BY JUNFU HAN, THE GAZETTE.

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Leadville firefighter Ryan Hendrickson washes his hands in the water from the fire hydrant before heading back out to the Black Forest fire Friday, June 14, 2013. Michael Ciaglo/The Gazette

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Heavy rain falls over the areas evacuated because of the Black Forest fire Friday, June 14, 2013. Michael Ciaglo/The Gazette

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Denver firefighter Mark Vanlandingham stretches out a hose after filling up the firetruck with 500 more gallons of water before heading back out to continue fighting the Black Forest fire Friday, June 14, 2013. Michael Ciaglo/The Gazette

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Nancy Bradley, who lives on Shoup Road in the fire zone, listens to the update on the fire Friday, June 14, 2013, during a press briefing for the Black Forest Fire at Pike Peak Community College Rampart Range Campus. Bradley thinks her home escaped the fire.  (AP Photo/The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Nancy Bradley, who lives on Shoup Road in the fire zone, listens to the update on the fire Friday, June 14, 2013, during a press briefing for the Black Forest Fire at Pike Peak Community College Rampart Range Campus. Bradley thinks her home escaped the fire. (AP Photo/The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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A helicopter flies underneath a thunderstorm that dumped rain on a trouble area of the Black Forest Fire near Colorado Springs, Colo. on Friday, June 13, 2013. Authorities lifted evacuations in a wide swath of terrain outside Colorado Springs on Friday as they said a surprise rain shower helped them expand containment of a wildfire that has destroyed 400 homes. (AP Photo/Bryan Oller)

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A helicopter flies underneath a thunderstorm that dumped rain on a trouble area of the Black Forest Fire near Colorado Springs, Colo. on Friday, June 13, 2013. Authorities lifted evacuations in a wide swath of terrain outside Colorado Springs on Friday as they said a surprise rain shower helped them expand containment of a wildfire that has destroyed 400 homes. (AP Photo/Bryan Oller)

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