5pm News Briefing update on Black Forest Fire
Sadly, the Remains of two people have been found
15,700 acres burned
38,000 people evacuated
Incident Commander Harvey: Working to hold the southern line at Shoup. Containment at 5%
"We are working tirelessly" to identify addresses and homes damaged. Sheriff Maketa asks for patience from citizens who are displaced.
Not allowing people back into the area tonight. Will re-assess tomorrow morning.
The humane society will be allowed in to pick up pets in Flying Horse contact them if you need help
To contact the Humane Society with information about stranded animals, please call 719.473.1741 ext. 1.
'Troops aggresively engaged from in the air and in the ground.'
Active Duty military, National Guard, 750 FFs involved in the fight-- many local.
Mayor Bach, "Our thoughts and prayers go out to the friends and family of the victims. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the community."
Disaster Assistance Area: 1675 Garden of the Gods 719-444-8301
D20's School in the Woods saved by the Security Fire district and a team out of Boulder who "took a stand"