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Painful memories/ Firefighters, soldiers, other survivors recall horror of swirling smoke, darkness in county's disastrous blaze of 1950

Firefighters in Cheyenne Canon during the Jan. 17, 1950, fire that engulfed Cheyenne Mountain and Camp Carson. Firefighters saved The Broadmoor hotel after fire came within yards of the hotel before moving toward Camp Carson. The worst wildfire in the Pik Photo by Bob McIntyre / The Broadmoor