SIDE STREETS: Close call with small wildfire prompts big response in Colorado Springs neighborhood

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Woodmen Valley residents Laura Whiteside, left, and Wendy Geisler gather buckets to fill with sand Thursday, July 18, 2013, as part of their organized efforts to protect the neighborhood in response to a small fire that erupted one night during the Black Forest fire. The buckets will be placed along roadsides in the neighborhood. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette