El Paso Sheriff Terry Maketa clarifies the term “homicide” when describing the investigation into the two deaths in the Black Forest Fire. The Sheriff said earlier this morning the two deaths in the Black Forest Fire discovered Thursday are being investigated as homicides.

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Colorado Springs has issued a mandatory evacuation order for the following region:

Colorado Springs, Colo.—City officials have issued a Mandatory Evacuation Order effective immediately for the following area due to the Black Forest Fire.

Mandatory Evacuation Area A-1: Northern Boundary: North Gate and Old North Gate Road – Southern Boundary: Flying Horse Club Drive (to [...]

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