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Members of the Associated Landscape Contractors of Colorado redo the front yard of the Flick family home for their day of service in honor of fallen deputy Micah Flick, on Friday, April 20, 2018. (Nadav Soroker, The Gazette)
A U.S. Forest Service Modular Airborne Fire Fighting System-equipped 302nd Airlift Wing C-130 Hercules taxis on the Peterson Air Force Base, Colo., flightline, July 29, 2017. The Reserve wing is responding to a request for assistance from the National Interagency Fire Center for one MAFFS-equipped C-130 from the 302nd AW to support fire suppression efforts in the Western U.S. (U.S. Air Force photo/1st Lt. Steven Collier)
Susan Greene, 2003 Gazette file photo (Carol Lawrence)
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)
Jake Bywater, left, with the help of friend Leonard Lasco, right, knocks down hot spots Wednesday, April 18, 2018, in the remains of his 30-foot by 60-foot pole barn 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 fire burned 23 homes and about 41,000 acres. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
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A helicopter drops water on the 117 fire near Hanover Rd. on Wednesday, April 19, 2018. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)