Army on scene at most destructive fire in Colorado history



Wildfire kills two people and destroys 473 homes.

A wildfire north of Colorado Springs burned 15,500 acres, killing two and destroying 473 homes, making it the most destructive fire in Colorado’s history. Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Services (EDS) teams provided meals, snacks and hydration to evacuees and first responders in the affected areas.

EDS teams also served evacuees of the Royal Gorge fire near Canon City and were at the scene of the Klinkus fire in La Veta, Co. The Army provided 4,000 meals and 13,000 additional food and hydration items to those in need.

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