5 years after Black Forest Fire, danger looms

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5 years after Black Forest Fire, danger looms

Residents mitigate, but there are no guarantees
Carolyn Brown stands outside of her house and looks out toward her property near the fifth anniversary of the Black Forest wildfire in Colorado Springs. Brown has lived in Black Forest for 40 years and now owns 10 acres of property. She clears and mitigates the land herself.

5 years after Black Forest Fire, danger looms

Carolyn Brown stands outside of her house and looks out toward her property near the fifth anniversary of the Black Forest wildfire in Colorado Springs. Brown has lived in Black Forest for 40 years and now owns 10 acres of property. She clears and mitigates the land herself.

5 years after Black Forest Fire, danger looms

Frances Burke calls after her recently adopted dog, Bella, outside of her home in the Black Forest area in Colorado Springs. Burke evacuated her home five years ago when a wildfire burned down her home and the surrounding forest.

5 years after Black Forest Fire, danger looms

Frances Burke poses next to her garden and her home near the fifth anniversary of the wildfire in Black Forest in northern Colorado Springs. Burke has been working tirelessly to replant and replace lost trees and foliage around her property.
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