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Black Forest Fire Cutting Back 1 Year After Most Destructive Fire In Colorado

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A firefighter battleing the Black Forest Fire in June, 2013 (credit: Colorado Springs Fire Department)

A firefighter battleing the Black Forest Fire in June, 2013 (credit: Colorado Springs Fire Department)

BLACK FOREST, Colo. (CBS4)- The Black Forest Fire Department is cutting back one year after the most destructive fire in Colorado history.

The Black Forest Fire Department is eliminating one part-time position and will staff Station Two will volunteers. That fire station is located on the north end of Black Forest.

The Black Forest Fire Board made the cuts to help cover the cost of the independent investigation into the fire response. Legal fees topped $100,000.

That investigation found the fire department did nothing wrong.

There have been allegations that certain firefighters were sent to protect the home of a commander with the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office.

Hundreds of homes were burned in the Black Forest Fire in June of last year.

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