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Black Forest fire, June 15

More evacuation orders were lifted Saturday, June 15, amid news that even more homes were lost in the Black Forest fire as firefighters continued to battle hotspots.

Cars are lined up waiting to be escorted in the Black Forest fire evacuation zone to get animals and medications at Hodgen Road and Highway 83. Only people with proper identification that are returning to retrieve pets or critical medication from unaffected homes are being allowed into the area.

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A smoke plume rises north of Hodgen Road as crews continue to make progress battling the Black Forest fire as containment climbs to 45 percent Saturday, June 15, 2013. Michael Ciaglo/The Gazette

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A firefighter douses hot spots off Hodgen Road as crews continue to make progress battling the Black Forest fire as containment climbs to 45 percent Saturday, June 15, 2013. Michael Ciaglo/The Gazette

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Todd Keenan, left, and his mother, Jean Keenan, right, raise their hands when the audience at a community meeting for the Black Forest fire was asked who lost their homes. Hundreds of people showed up to the meeting at Palmer Ridge High School Saturday, June 15, 2013 to get information regarding their homes and the state of the Black Forest fire. Michael Ciaglo/The Gazette

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Black Forest residents hug outside a community meeting that was held at Palmer Ridge High School to give information regarding the fire and answer question from the audience Saturday, June 15, 2013. Michael Ciaglo/The Gazette

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Allison Ludwig hugs Black Forest Animal Sanctuary staff member Monica Oldenburg at a community meeting for the Black Forest Fire at Palmer Ridge High School Saturday, June 15, 2013. Oldenburg, who was helping rescue animals from the burn zone until ordered to stop on Friday, saved Ludwig's cattle and chickens from the fire. Michael Ciaglo/The Gazette

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Roberta Boykin, left, and Susan Lauria laugh after joking around and doing the chicken dance while waiting to be escorted into the Black Forest fire evacuation zone to get medical supplies and get water for pets Saturday, June 15, 2013. "I've spent enough time crying this week already," Lauria said as she passed the time waiting with laughs instead of stress. Michael Ciaglo/The Gazette

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A message is written in the dust on a truck outside a community meeting regarding the Black Forest fire Saturday, June 15, 2013. Michael Ciaglo/The Gazette

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Hundreds of people showed up to a community meeting at Palmer Ridge High School Saturday, June 15, 2013 to get information regarding their homes and the state of the Black Forest fire. Many left early after they didn't get the answers they were looking for. Michael Ciaglo/The Gazette

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Cheryl Carden, who lost her house in the fire,  hugs neighbor Rebecca Abernathy after Abernathy's neice Saylor Brown, 2, bottom right, gave her flowers during a press briefing Saturday, June 15, 2013, at the Pikes Peak Community College Rampart Range Campus in Colorado Springs, Colo.  Abernathy's family lost out buidlings but their house suvived. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Cheryl Carden, who lost her house in the fire, hugs neighbor Rebecca Abernathy after Abernathy's neice Saylor Brown, 2, bottom right, gave her flowers during a press briefing Saturday, June 15, 2013, at the Pikes Peak Community College Rampart Range Campus in Colorado Springs, Colo. Abernathy's family lost out buidlings but their house suvived. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Saylor Brown, 2, gives fire victim Cheryl Carden some flowers during a press briefing Saturday, June 15, 2013, at the Pikes Peak Community College Rampart Range Campus in Colorado Springs, Colo. Carden lost her home in the fire.   (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Saylor Brown, 2, gives fire victim Cheryl Carden some flowers during a press briefing Saturday, June 15, 2013, at the Pikes Peak Community College Rampart Range Campus in Colorado Springs, Colo. Carden lost her home in the fire. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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El Paso County Sheriff Terry Maketa speaks during a press briefing Saturday, June 15, 2013, at the Pikes Peak Community College Rampart Range Campus in Colorado Springs, Colo.   (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

El Paso County Sheriff Terry Maketa speaks during a press briefing Saturday, June 15, 2013, at the Pikes Peak Community College Rampart Range Campus in Colorado Springs, Colo. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Incident Commander Rich Harvey gives an update on the Black Forest Fire at a press briefing Saturday, June 15, 2013, at the Pikes Peak Community College Rampart Range Campus in Colorado Springs, Colo.   (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Incident Commander Rich Harvey gives an update on the Black Forest Fire at a press briefing Saturday, June 15, 2013, at the Pikes Peak Community College Rampart Range Campus in Colorado Springs, Colo. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Residents listen to El Paso County Sheriff Terry Maketa during a press briefing for the Black Forest Fire Saturday, June 15, 2013, at the Pikes Peak Community College Rampart Range Campus in Colorado Springs, Colo.   (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Residents listen to El Paso County Sheriff Terry Maketa during a press briefing for the Black Forest Fire Saturday, June 15, 2013, at the Pikes Peak Community College Rampart Range Campus in Colorado Springs, Colo. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Sisters Aly, left, and Madison Guerin run back to their car as it starts to rain over the Black Forest fire burn area Saturday, June 15, 2013. The Guerins were waiting in a long line of cars to enter the evacuation zone to get medicine and animals. Residents had to wait more than four hours to get escorted into the area. Michael Ciaglo/The Gazette

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Crews continue to make progress battling the Black Forest fire as containment climbs to 55 percent Saturday, June 15, 2013. Michael Ciaglo/The Gazette

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Residents wait in line at the corner of Highway 83 and Hodgen Road to be escorted into the Black Forest fire evacuation zone to retrieve medicine and animals Saturday, June 15, 2013. The line, which stretched about 30 cars long at both this location and the escort zone at Burgess Road and Vollmer Road, was taking more than four hours get get through. Michael Ciaglo/The Gazette

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Mitch Slate, who lives on the unevacuated side of Burgess Road, spent four hours handing out more than six cases of water to residents waiting to be escorted into the Black Forest burn area Saturday, June 15, 2013. Michael Ciaglo/The Gazette

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Gary Drinkard and Berenice Torres have been waiting more than four hours to get an escort into the Black Forest burn area to look for their cat Saturday, June 15, 2013. Michael Ciaglo/The Gazette

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Cars are lined up waiting to be escorted in the Black Forest fire evacuation zone to get animals and medications at Hodgen Road and Highway 83. Only people with proper identification that are returning to retrieve pets or critical medication from unaffected homes are being allowed into the area.

BLACK FOREST FIRE

A smoke plume rises north of Hodgen Road as crews continue to make progress battling the Black Forest fire as containment climbs to 45 percent Saturday, June 15, 2013. Michael Ciaglo/The Gazette

BLACK FOREST FIRE

A firefighter douses hot spots off Hodgen Road as crews continue to make progress battling the Black Forest fire as containment climbs to 45 percent Saturday, June 15, 2013. Michael Ciaglo/The Gazette

BLACK FOREST FIRE

Todd Keenan, left, and his mother, Jean Keenan, right, raise their hands when the audience at a community meeting for the Black Forest fire was asked who lost their homes. Hundreds of people showed up to the meeting at Palmer Ridge High School Saturday, June 15, 2013 to get information regarding their homes and the state of the Black Forest fire. Michael Ciaglo/The Gazette

BLACK FOREST FIRE

Black Forest residents hug outside a community meeting that was held at Palmer Ridge High School to give information regarding the fire and answer question from the audience Saturday, June 15, 2013. Michael Ciaglo/The Gazette

BLACK FOREST FIRE

Allison Ludwig hugs Black Forest Animal Sanctuary staff member Monica Oldenburg at a community meeting for the Black Forest Fire at Palmer Ridge High School Saturday, June 15, 2013. Oldenburg, who was helping rescue animals from the burn zone until ordered to stop on Friday, saved Ludwig's cattle and chickens from the fire. Michael Ciaglo/The Gazette

BLACK FOREST FIRE

Roberta Boykin, left, and Susan Lauria laugh after joking around and doing the chicken dance while waiting to be escorted into the Black Forest fire evacuation zone to get medical supplies and get water for pets Saturday, June 15, 2013. "I've spent enough time crying this week already," Lauria said as she passed the time waiting with laughs instead of stress. Michael Ciaglo/The Gazette

BLACK FOREST FIRE

A message is written in the dust on a truck outside a community meeting regarding the Black Forest fire Saturday, June 15, 2013. Michael Ciaglo/The Gazette

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Hundreds of people showed up to a community meeting at Palmer Ridge High School Saturday, June 15, 2013 to get information regarding their homes and the state of the Black Forest fire. Many left early after they didn't get the answers they were looking for. Michael Ciaglo/The Gazette

Cheryl Carden, who lost her house in the fire,  hugs neighbor Rebecca Abernathy after Abernathy's neice Saylor Brown, 2, bottom right, gave her flowers during a press briefing Saturday, June 15, 2013, at the Pikes Peak Community College Rampart Range Campus in Colorado Springs, Colo.  Abernathy's family lost out buidlings but their house suvived. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Cheryl Carden, who lost her house in the fire, hugs neighbor Rebecca Abernathy after Abernathy's neice Saylor Brown, 2, bottom right, gave her flowers during a press briefing Saturday, June 15, 2013, at the Pikes Peak Community College Rampart Range Campus in Colorado Springs, Colo. Abernathy's family lost out buidlings but their house suvived. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Saylor Brown, 2, gives fire victim Cheryl Carden some flowers during a press briefing Saturday, June 15, 2013, at the Pikes Peak Community College Rampart Range Campus in Colorado Springs, Colo. Carden lost her home in the fire.   (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Saylor Brown, 2, gives fire victim Cheryl Carden some flowers during a press briefing Saturday, June 15, 2013, at the Pikes Peak Community College Rampart Range Campus in Colorado Springs, Colo. Carden lost her home in the fire. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

El Paso County Sheriff Terry Maketa speaks during a press briefing Saturday, June 15, 2013, at the Pikes Peak Community College Rampart Range Campus in Colorado Springs, Colo.   (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

El Paso County Sheriff Terry Maketa speaks during a press briefing Saturday, June 15, 2013, at the Pikes Peak Community College Rampart Range Campus in Colorado Springs, Colo. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Incident Commander Rich Harvey gives an update on the Black Forest Fire at a press briefing Saturday, June 15, 2013, at the Pikes Peak Community College Rampart Range Campus in Colorado Springs, Colo.   (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Incident Commander Rich Harvey gives an update on the Black Forest Fire at a press briefing Saturday, June 15, 2013, at the Pikes Peak Community College Rampart Range Campus in Colorado Springs, Colo. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Residents listen to El Paso County Sheriff Terry Maketa during a press briefing for the Black Forest Fire Saturday, June 15, 2013, at the Pikes Peak Community College Rampart Range Campus in Colorado Springs, Colo.   (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Residents listen to El Paso County Sheriff Terry Maketa during a press briefing for the Black Forest Fire Saturday, June 15, 2013, at the Pikes Peak Community College Rampart Range Campus in Colorado Springs, Colo. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

BLACK FOREST FIRE

Sisters Aly, left, and Madison Guerin run back to their car as it starts to rain over the Black Forest fire burn area Saturday, June 15, 2013. The Guerins were waiting in a long line of cars to enter the evacuation zone to get medicine and animals. Residents had to wait more than four hours to get escorted into the area. Michael Ciaglo/The Gazette

BLACK FOREST FIRE

Crews continue to make progress battling the Black Forest fire as containment climbs to 55 percent Saturday, June 15, 2013. Michael Ciaglo/The Gazette

BLACK FOREST FIRE

Residents wait in line at the corner of Highway 83 and Hodgen Road to be escorted into the Black Forest fire evacuation zone to retrieve medicine and animals Saturday, June 15, 2013. The line, which stretched about 30 cars long at both this location and the escort zone at Burgess Road and Vollmer Road, was taking more than four hours get get through. Michael Ciaglo/The Gazette

BLACK FOREST FIRE

Mitch Slate, who lives on the unevacuated side of Burgess Road, spent four hours handing out more than six cases of water to residents waiting to be escorted into the Black Forest burn area Saturday, June 15, 2013. Michael Ciaglo/The Gazette

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Gary Drinkard and Berenice Torres have been waiting more than four hours to get an escort into the Black Forest burn area to look for their cat Saturday, June 15, 2013. Michael Ciaglo/The Gazette

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