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Jake Bywater and his wife, Kim, walk through the remains Wednesday, April 18, 2018, of his boats that burned in the 117 Fire. Bywater spent the night and day fighting the fire and putting out hot spots. Bywater saved his home but lost the barn, school bus, four boats and the 100-year-old homestead that he and his wife, Kim, had restored.    (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Jake Bywater and his wife, Kim, walk through the remains Wednesday, April 18, 2018, of his boats that burned in the 117 Fire. Bywater spent the night and day fighting the fire and putting out hot spots. Bywater saved his home but lost the barn, school bus, four boats and the 100-year-old homestead that he and his wife, Kim, had restored. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
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STRATTON FORESTER
Scott Komatz of Seed Masters works on a fire mitigation project in Stratton Open Space in this 2017 file photo. El Paso County fire officials preparing for a potentially extreme fire season received an extra $500,000 for mitigation efforts this week from two Colorado foundations.
HANOVER WILDFIRE
Black smoke from a fire was seen billowing from just past mile marker 117 in Hanover County on Tuesday April 17, 2018. (Dougal Brownlie, The Gazette)
Airport Fire Colorado
All flights were canceled at the Colorado Springs Airport in Colorado Springs, Colo., after a late night fire Monday, April 16, 2018. The United check-in area received heavy damage from water and falling ceiling tiles. Crews were working hard to fix damaged areas of the terminal on Tuesday, in hopes the terminal could reopen as soon as possible. (Jerilee Bennett/The Gazette via AP)
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Although, Tim Emick and his family lost just about everything in the 117 Fire. Only the front pillars at the entrance of the house are standing. He carries a lemon with him while he surveys the house, given to him by a family member to bring levity to the situation, i.e. "When life gives you lemons, make lemonade". Emick is the owner of Timberline Landscaping, the company that rebuilt the Incline. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)
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The damage and devastation could be seen in the 117 Fire in the Hanover Area on Wednesday, April 19, 2018. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)
The home of Tim and Mindy Emick was one of 23 that burned in the Mile Marker 117 fire. Students from Divine Redeemer Catholic School donated water and snacks to help vicitims as well as firefighters and first responders. Photo by Tim Emick.