Incident Commander Rich Harvey speaks at the morning press briefing. (A. Chalfin)

Containment on the Black Forest Fire remains at 85%, and the most current assessment shows 509 homes considered total losses.

Incident Commander Rich Harvey says they’re expecting some different weather today. It’s expected to be hot and dry, with low humidity. Harvey calls it a test.

“This is a time when the fire has a chance to get active. We are prepared for it, and in certain aspects, we welcome it because it will show us that last remaining heat, and we can get this thing done quicker.”

Sheriff Terry Maketa reported one more burglary, for a current total of seven. He says offenders will be aggressively prosecuted. The cost to date of fighting the fire is $8.5 million.

You can listen to the entire morning press conference here:

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

Re-Entry Information Packet
El Paso County: Black Forest Fire Assistance Page

 

Comments are closed.

News

November 22, 2017 | NPR · Also: An ex-Bosnian Serb general is convicted of genocide by a U.N. panel; less than half of Puerto Rico has gotten power back weeks after a hurricane; and German police recover stolen Beatles items.
 

AFP/Getty Images
November 22, 2017 | NPR · The International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia found the former Bosnian Serb general guilty of multiple counts of crimes against humanity and one count of genocide.
 

 Katherine Streeter for NPR
November 22, 2017 | KHN · Turkey dinner with a side dish of death isn’t everyone’s idea of a festive meal. But end-of-life planning advocates say the holidays are an ideal time to have these conversations with family members.
 

Arts & Life

Bleeker Street Media
November 22, 2017 | NPR · The film “doesn’t reinvent much of anything, but its jumble of biography, fantasy, and backstage melodrama” is at least better than yet another version of A Christmas Carol.
 

Focus Features
November 22, 2017 | NPR · Gary Oldman (and a pair of latex jowls) star as Winston Churchill reckoning with the lonely decisions that imperil thousands of soldiers’ lives.
 

Getty Images
November 22, 2017 | WWNO-FM · As we get bombarded by ads and advice to host the “perfect” feast, remember that traditions come from all kinds of families — and the bizarre mix of quirks and temperaments they bring to the table.
 

Music

YouTube
November 22, 2017 | NPR · In a pastel-colored video for the trio’s third single, a couple dances at the crossroads of a wilting relationship.
 

Alyssa Schukar for NPR
November 22, 2017 | NPR · The singer and songwriter has been thinking a lot — about Harriet Tubman’s hair, her grandmother’s handwriting and how to craft love songs with revolutionary potential.
 

November 22, 2017 | NPR · 1970s teen heartthrob David Cassidy has died. Morning Edition remembers him with a music moment.
 

Get the KRCC iPhone App

The Writer's Almanac

Radiolab