Many of us in Colorado Springs are eager for an update on the Black Forest Wildfire. We’ll hear more at the 9 a.m. press briefing. Early this morning, KRCC’s Michelle Mercer checked in with some of the locals most eager for news: Black Forest evacuees.

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Black Forest evacuees Erin and Scott Elliott in the parking lot of the Palmer Ridge High School Red Cross Shelter. (M. Mercer)

Black Forest evacuees Erin and Scott Elliott in the parking lot of the Palmer Ridge High School Red Cross Shelter. (M. Mercer)

 

Black Forest evacuee Deanna Cox is staying in her RV at the Walmart parking lot while she waits for news of her home's fate in the fire.  (M. Mercer)

Black Forest evacuee Deanna Cox is staying in her RV at the Walmart parking lot while she waits for news of her home’s fate in the fire. (M. Mercer)

 

 

2 Responses to #blackforestfire

  1. Nicole Rosa says:

    Why are the BIG PLANES — MAFF’s — not up in the air !?!?

  2. According to the recent press briefing, they’ll be here around 11 a.m.

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