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

Woodmen Valley resident Brad Carlson arranges buckets to fill with sand Thursday, July 18, 2013, as part of an organized effort 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