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The Hayman Fire

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Hayman Fire (credit: CBS)
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Hayman Fire (credit: CBS)
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Hayman Fire (credit: CBS)
The Hayman Fire burned over 137,000 acres in 2002. (credit: CBS)
Hayman Fire The Hayman Fire burned over 137,000 acres in 2002. (credit: CBS)
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Hayman Fire (credit: CBS)
A slurry bomber drops its load on the top of a ridge in an effort to stop the Hayman fire that is south west of Denver June 14, 2002 in Deckers.  (Photo by Tom Cooper/Getty Images)
Hayman Fire A slurry bomber drops its load on the top of a ridge in an effort to stop the Hayman fire that is south west of Denver June 14, 2002 in Deckers. (Photo by Tom Cooper/Getty Images)
The Hayman fire, named for the spot where it is believed to have started, burns on a ridge June 12, 2002 north of Lake George, Colorado. (Photo by Tom Cooper/Getty Images)
Hayman Fire The Hayman fire, named for the spot where it is believed to have started, burns on a ridge June 12, 2002 north of Lake George, Colorado. (Photo by Tom Cooper/Getty Images)
Firefighter Chris Jones, of Winnemuck, Nevada, works a part of the wildfire 14 June 2002 near Trumble, Colorado. (credit: MARK LEFFINGWELL/AFP/Getty Images)
Hayman Fire Firefighter Chris Jones, of Winnemuck, Nevada, works a part of the wildfire 14 June 2002 near Trumble, Colorado. (credit: MARK LEFFINGWELL/AFP/Getty Images)
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Hayman Fire (credit: CBS)
The Hayman fire, named for the spot where it is believed to have started, burns on a ridge June 12, 2002 north of Lake George, Colorado.  (Photo by Tom Cooper/Getty Images)
Hayman Fire The Hayman fire, named for the spot where it is believed to have started, burns on a ridge June 12, 2002 north of Lake George, Colorado. (Photo by Tom Cooper/Getty Images)
A helicopter drops water on a ridge  where the Hayman fire, named for the spot where it is believed to have started, burns June 12, 2002 north of Lake George, Colorado. (Photo by Tom Cooper/Getty Images)
Hayman Fire A helicopter drops water on a ridge where the Hayman fire, named for the spot where it is believed to have started, burns June 12, 2002 north of Lake George, Colorado. (Photo by Tom Cooper/Getty Images)
The spot where the Hayman Fire started. (credit: CBS)
Hayman Fire The spot where the Hayman Fire started. (credit: CBS)
A home sits at the bottom of a hill after it was destroyed by the Hayman fire, named for the spot where it is believed to have started, June 12, 2002 near Deckers, Colorado.  (Photo by Tom Cooper/Getty Images)
Hayman Fire A home sits at the bottom of a hill after it was destroyed by the Hayman fire, named for the spot where it is believed to have started, June 12, 2002 near Deckers, Colorado. (Photo by Tom Cooper/Getty Images)
A home stands at the bottom of a hill after it was destroyed by the Hayman fire, named for the spot where it is believed to have started, June 12, 2002 near Deckers, Colorado.  (Photo by Tom Cooper/Getty Images)
Hayman Fire A home stands at the bottom of a hill after it was destroyed by the Hayman fire, named for the spot where it is believed to have started, June 12, 2002 near Deckers, Colorado. (Photo by Tom Cooper/Getty Images)
The Hayman fire, named for the spot where it is believed to have started, burns on a ridge June 12, 2002 north of Lake George, Colorado. (Photo by Tom Cooper/Getty Images)
Hayman Fire The Hayman fire, named for the spot where it is believed to have started, burns on a ridge June 12, 2002 north of Lake George, Colorado. (Photo by Tom Cooper/Getty Images)
A plume of smoke lifts into the air from the Hayman fire, named for the spot where it is believed to have started, June 12, 2002 in Douglas County, Colorado.  (Photo by Tom Cooper/Getty Images)
Hayman Fire A plume of smoke lifts into the air from the Hayman fire, named for the spot where it is believed to have started, June 12, 2002 in Douglas County, Colorado. (Photo by Tom Cooper/Getty Images)
An ambulance passes fleeing residents June 8, 2002 in West Glenwood, Colorado, during the Hayman Fire. (Photo by Bryan Dahlberg/FEMA News/Getty Images)
Hayman Fire An ambulance passes fleeing residents June 8, 2002 in West Glenwood, Colorado, during the Hayman Fire. (Photo by Bryan Dahlberg/FEMA News/Getty Images)
Colorado Gov. Bill Owens expresses his disappointment in discovering that the Hayman fire was allegedly started by a US Forest Service employee, during a press conference in Castle Rock on June 16, 2002. (credit: MARK LEFFINGWELL/AFP/Getty Images)
Hayman Fire Colorado Gov. Bill Owens expresses his disappointment in discovering that the Hayman fire was allegedly started by a US Forest Service employee, during a press conference in Castle Rock on June 16, 2002. (credit: MARK LEFFINGWELL/AFP/Getty Images)
Ground crews fill U.S. Forest Service-contracted tanker planes with fire retardant slurry June 13, 2002 at Jefferson County Airport near Denver. (Photo by Kevin Moloney/Getty Images)
Hayman Fire Ground crews fill U.S. Forest Service-contracted tanker planes with fire retardant slurry June 13, 2002 at Jefferson County Airport near Denver. (Photo by Kevin Moloney/Getty Images)
Ground crews direct U.S. Forest Service-contracted tanker planes that dump fire retardant slurry June 13, 2002 at Jefferson County Airport.  (Photo by Kevin Moloney/Getty Images)
Hayman Fire Ground crews direct U.S. Forest Service-contracted tanker planes that dump fire retardant slurry June 13, 2002 at Jefferson County Airport. (Photo by Kevin Moloney/Getty Images)
This satellite image shows the Hayman fire burning June 12, 2002, 35 miles south of Denver. (Photo by SpaceImaging.com/Getty Images)
Hayman Fire This satellite image shows the Hayman fire burning June 12, 2002, 35 miles south of Denver. (Photo by SpaceImaging.com/Getty Images)
The Hayman fire, named for the spot where it is believed to have started, burns on a ridge June 12, 2002 north of Lake George, Colorado. (Photo by Tom Cooper/Getty Images)
Hayman Fire The Hayman fire, named for the spot where it is believed to have started, burns on a ridge June 12, 2002 north of Lake George, Colorado. (Photo by Tom Cooper/Getty Images)
A satellite image shows the Lost Valley Ranch, about a two-hour drive south-southwest of Denver, Colorado, taken by Space Imaging's IKONOS satellite, June 12, 2002. The image shows how the Hayman Fire, burning in Pike National Forest 35 miles south of Denver, charred and burned the vegetation around the 600-acre dude ranch but spared the ranch itself. Since this is a false-color image, the reddish colored areas are an indication of healthy, unburned vegetation. Visible is healthy vegetation along the Goose Creek that flows through the middle of the ranch. The image shows water in the swimming pool, tennis courts and shows that none of the main buildings have been damaged. According to the ranch owners, Bob and Karen Foster, only two small structures were destroyed, the home of the chef and a small storage building. (Photo Courtesy of Space Imaging/Getty Images)
Hayman Fire A satellite image shows the Lost Valley Ranch, about a two-hour drive south-southwest of Denver, Colorado, taken by Space Imaging's IKONOS satellite, June 12, 2002. The image shows how the Hayman Fire, burning in Pike National Forest 35 miles south of Denver, charred and burned the vegetation around the 600-acre dude ranch but spared the ranch itself. Since this is a false-color image, the reddish colored areas are an indication of healthy, unburned vegetation. Visible is healthy vegetation along the Goose Creek that flows through the middle of the ranch. The image shows water in the swimming pool, tennis courts and shows that none of the main buildings have been damaged. According to the ranch owners, Bob and Karen Foster, only two small structures were destroyed, the home of the chef and a small storage building. (Photo Courtesy of Space Imaging/Getty Images)
Northeast Teller Fire employee Margo Hill works to snuff out flames kicking up from the Hayman fire June 20, 2002 in Woodland Park, Colorado. The firefighters were working east of Highway 67 between Deckers and the Woodland Park areas.  (Photo by Tom Cooper/Getty Images)
Hayman Fire Northeast Teller Fire employee Margo Hill works to snuff out flames kicking up from the Hayman fire June 20, 2002 in Woodland Park, Colorado. The firefighters were working east of Highway 67 between Deckers and the Woodland Park areas. (Photo by Tom Cooper/Getty Images)
The remains of the Horse Creek Cafe and Saloon off Highway 67 lies strewn on the ground after it was destroyed by the fast moving Hayman fire June 14, 2002 near Deckers, Colorado. (Photo by Tom Cooper/Getty Images)
Hayman Fire The remains of the Horse Creek Cafe and Saloon off Highway 67 lies strewn on the ground after it was destroyed by the fast moving Hayman fire June 14, 2002 near Deckers, Colorado. (Photo by Tom Cooper/Getty Images)
The Hayman fire, named for the spot where it is believed to have started, burns on a ridge June 12, 2002 north of Lake George, Colorado.  (Photo by Tom Cooper/Getty Images)
Hayman Fire The Hayman fire, named for the spot where it is believed to have started, burns on a ridge June 12, 2002 north of Lake George, Colorado. (Photo by Tom Cooper/Getty Images)
The Hayman fire burns up the side of a mountain June 14, 2002 near Lake George, Colorado. (Photo by Tom Cooper/Getty Images)
Hayman Fire The Hayman fire burns up the side of a mountain June 14, 2002 near Lake George, Colorado. (Photo by Tom Cooper/Getty Images)
The Hayman fire burns just off highway 24  June 14, 2002 west of Lake George, Colorado. (Photo by Tom Cooper/Getty Images)
Hayman Fire The Hayman fire burns just off highway 24 June 14, 2002 west of Lake George, Colorado. (Photo by Tom Cooper/Getty Images)
A slurry bomber drops its load on top of a ridge in an effort to stop the Hayman fire that is south west of Denver June 14, 2002 in Deckers, Colorado. Authorities have arrested U.S. Forest Service Technician Terry Barton June 16, 2002 in Colorado. Barton has allegedly admitted to starting the fire that has scorched more than 100,000 acres in Colorado and forced thousands to evacuate their homes. Approximately 1,800 firefighters are fighting the fire which has destroyed 25 homes to date. Barton faces up to 15 years in prison.  (Photo by Tom Cooper/Getty Images)
Hayman Fire A slurry bomber drops its load on top of a ridge in an effort to stop the Hayman fire that is south west of Denver June 14, 2002 in Deckers, Colorado. Authorities have arrested U.S. Forest Service Technician Terry Barton June 16, 2002 in Colorado. Barton has allegedly admitted to starting the fire that has scorched more than 100,000 acres in Colorado and forced thousands to evacuate their homes. Approximately 1,800 firefighters are fighting the fire which has destroyed 25 homes to date. Barton faces up to 15 years in prison. (Photo by Tom Cooper/Getty Images)
Hayman Fire
Hayman Fire
DENVER, CO - JUNE 17: Terry Lynn Barton (R) appears before U.S. Magistrate Michael J. Watanabe, in this illustration by Mitch Caster, June 17, 2002 in U.S. Federal Court in Denver, Colorado. Barton, a U.S. Forest Service employee, was charged with starting the Hayman forest fire southwest of Denver. (Photo by Tom Cooper/Getty Images)
A helicopter collects water from the trout creek hatchery north of Woodland Park as other helicopters hover nearby June 20, 2002 in Colorado. The helicopters are trying to extinguish the Hayman fire by dropping the water over the flames which continues to burn out of control southwest of Denver, Colorado.  (Photo by Tom Cooper/Getty Images)
Hayman Fire Helicopter A helicopter collects water from the trout creek hatchery north of Woodland Park as other helicopters hover nearby June 20, 2002 in Colorado. The helicopters are trying to extinguish the Hayman fire by dropping the water over the flames which continues to burn out of control southwest of Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Tom Cooper/Getty Images)
Hayman Fire
Hayman Fire
WOODLAND PARK, CO - JUNE 18: An aerial view of the Hayman fire is shown June 18, 2002 in Woodland Park, Colorado. The fire continues to burn June 20, 2002 and has consumed approximately 136,000 acres to date. Reports state that the fire is approximately 50 percent contained. (Photo by Tom Cooper/Getty Images)
Hayman Fire
Hayman Fire
WOODLAND PARK, CO - JUNE 18: An aerial view of the Hayman fire is shown June 18, 2002 near Woodland Park, Colorado. The fire continues to burn June 20, 2002 and has consumed approximately 136,000 acres to date. Reports state that the fire is approximately 50 percent contained. The fire is moving southeast towards the town of Woodland Park. (Photo by Tom Cooper/Getty Images)
Hayman Fire
Hayman Fire
LAKE GEORGE, CO - JUNE 20: Burned trees are shown near the alleged point of origin approximately three miles west of Highway 24 June 20, 2002 near Lake George, Colorado. The fire continues to burn and has consumed approximately 136,000 acres to date. Reports state that the fire is approximately 50 percent contained. (Photo by Tom Cooper/Getty Images)
Hayman Fire
Hayman Fire
WOODLAND PARK, CO - JUNE 20: A U.S. flag is shown on a mast above a destroyed maintenance shed near the trout creek hatchery approximately three miles east of Highway 67 June 20, 2002 between Deckers and Woodland Park, Colorado. The Hayman fire continues to burn out of control. It has now consumed approximately 130,000 acres, making it the largest fire in Colorado history. (Photo by Tom Cooper/Getty Images)
Hayman Fire
Hayman Fire
LAKE GEORGE, CO -JUNE 20: U.S. Forest Service employee Mike Holmes maps the Hayman fire near where it started June 20,2002 approximately three miles from Highway 24 west of the town of Lake George, Colorado. The Hayman fire continues to burn out of control southwest of Denver, Colorado. It has now consumed approximately 130,000 acres, making it the largest fire in Colorado history. (Photo by Tom Cooper/Getty Images)
Hayman Fire
Hayman Fire
LAKE GEORGE, CO - JUNE 20: Sunlight shines on burnt trees near the point of origin three miles northwest of Highway 24 in the Pike National Forest June 21, 2002 near Lake George, Colorado. The Hayman fire continues to burn out of control southwest of Denver, Colorado. It has now consumed approxiamtely 130,000 acres, making it the largest fire in Colorado history. (Photo by Tom Cooper/Getty Images)
Hayman Fire
Hayman Fire
WOODLAND PARK, CO - JUNE 20: Residents of Woodland Park look at a map of the Hayman fire area during a town meeting held at the Woodland Park High School June 20, 2002 in Woodland Park, Colorado. The meeting was held to inform residents of the progress of the Hayman fire which continues to burn southwest of Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Tom Cooper/Getty Images)
Hayman Fire
Hayman Fire
LAKE GEORGE, UNITED STATES: Assistant engine operator Matt Quinlan of Las Vegas, Nevada guides his engine backing up a slope to provide water to contain residual fires in the burn-out area of the Hayman fire near Lake George, Colorado, 15 June 2002. The Hayman fire is the largest fire in Colorado history and has burned more than an estimated 102,895 acres. AFP PHOTO/KIRK SPEER (Photo credit should read KIRK SPEER/AFP/Getty Images)
Hayman Fire
Hayman Fire
LAKE GEORGE, CO - JUNE 20: Animal bones are shown with the remains of a burnt tree in the Pike National Forest, approximately 100 yards from the point of origin June 20, 2002 near Lake George, Colorado. The Hayman fire continues to burn out of control southwest of Denver, Colorado. It has now consumed approximately 130,000 acres, making it the largest fire in Colorado history. (Photo by Tom Cooper/Getty Images)
Hayman Fire
Hayman Fire
WOODLAND PARK, CO - JUNE 20: Kathy and Howard Lau of Woodland Park, Colorado look over maps of the Hayman fire June 20, 2002 southwest of Denver, Colorado. The Laus and hundreds of other residents attended the town meeting June 20, 2002 at the Woodland Park High School to learn about their homes. (Photo by Tom Cooper/Getty Images)
Hayman Fire
Hayman Fire
LAKE GEORGE, COLORADO - JUNE 20: Tim Evans, a soil scientist with the U.S. Forest Service, examines soil at the alleged point of origin for the Hayman fire June 20, 2002 near Lake George, Colorado. The alleged flashpoint area is approximately three miles off Highway 24 located just outside Lake George, Colorado. (Photo by Tom Cooper/Getty Images)
Hayman Fire
Hayman Fire
WOODLAND PARK, CO - JUNE 18: An aerial view of a backfire effort set by firefighters is shown June 18, 2002 in Woodland Park, Colorado. A backfire is created to try and burn off fuel in the path of a forest fire. The fire continues to burn June 20, 2002 and has consumed approximately 136,000 acres to date. Reports state that the fire is approximately 50 percent contained. (Photo by Tom Cooper/Getty Images)
Hayman Fire
Hayman Fire
WOODLAND PARK, CO - JUNE 20: Melted lawn mowers, once stored in a maintenance shed, are shown where they were stored June 20, 2002 southwest of Denver, Colorado. The maintenance shed was destroyed by the Hayman fire which continues to burn southwest of Denver, Colorado. The fire has consumed approximately 136,000 acres and is now the largest fire in Colorado's history. (Photo by Tom Cooper/Getty Images)
Hayman Fire
Hayman Fire
FLORISSANT, CO - JUNE 20: U.S. Forest Service Information officer Kevin Riordan (R) shows Shari Billger (L) and Deb Stewart (C) the containment areas of the 136,000 acre Hayman Fire. The Hayman fire continues to burn out of control. It has now consumed approximately 130,000 acres, making it the largest fire in Colorado history. (Photo by Tom Cooper/Getty Images)
Hayman Fire
Hayman Fire
LAKE GEORGE, UNITED STATES: Firefighters Brady Dobbs (L) and captain Mike Johnson (R) from Las Vegas, Nevada work on putting out isolated fires in the burned out areas of the Hayman Fire, 15 June 2002, near Lake George, Colorado. The Hayman Fire is the largest fire in Colorado history and has burned more than an estimated 102,895 acres. AFP PHOTO/KIRK SPEER (Photo credit should read KIRK SPEER/AFP/Getty Images)
Hayman Fire
Hayman Fire
LAKE GEORGE, UNITED STATES: Fire Information Officer Marliyn Fagerstrom studies the campsite that was the point of origin where the Hayman fire began, 15 June 2002, near Lake George, Colorado. The Hayman fire is the largest fire in Colorado history and has burned more than an estimated 102,895 acres. AFP PHOTO/KIRK SPEER (Photo credit should read KIRK SPEER/AFP/Getty Images)
Hayman Fire
Hayman Fire
LAKE GEORGE, UNITED STATES: Hayman fire evacuee Anita Kuhn (L) gives her boyfriend Quentin Good a hug after learning their home had been spared from the fire near Lake George, Colorado, 15 June 2002. The Hayman fire is the largest fire in Colorado history and has burned more than an estimated 102,895 acres. AFP PHOTO/KIRK SPEER (Photo credit should read KIRK SPEER/AFP/Getty Images)
Hayman Fire
Hayman Fire
LAKE GEORGE, UNITED STATES: A Puma helicopter takes off in windy and smoky conditions to combat the Hayman fire, 15 June 2002 near Lake George, Colorado. The Hayman fire is the largest fire in Colorado history and has burned more than an estimated 102,895 acres. AFP PHOTO/KIRK SPEER (Photo credit should read KIRK SPEER/AFP/Getty Images)
A helicopter dumps a load of water on a hot spot near the northern fire line of the Hayman fire, 16 June 2002 south of Buffalo Creek, Colorado.  The US Forest Service said Sunday it had arrested US Forest Service employee Terry Barton for setting one of several wildfires that have ravaged the western state of Colorado for the past several days, forcing thousands to flee their homes. The giant blaze near the state capital of Denver is the worst ever to hit Colorado, and has already consumed 43,700 hectares (108,000 acres), destroying homes, causing some 5,400 people to flee, and costing more than 20 million dollars.   AFP PHOTO/MARK LEFFINGWELL (Photo credit should read MARK LEFFINGWELL/AFP/Getty Images)
Hayman Fire Helicopter A helicopter dumps a load of water on a hot spot near the northern fire line of the Hayman fire, 16 June 2002 south of Buffalo Creek, Colorado. The US Forest Service said Sunday it had arrested US Forest Service employee Terry Barton for setting one of several wildfires that have ravaged the western state of Colorado for the past several days, forcing thousands to flee their homes. The giant blaze near the state capital of Denver is the worst ever to hit Colorado, and has already consumed 43,700 hectares (108,000 acres), destroying homes, causing some 5,400 people to flee, and costing more than 20 million dollars. AFP PHOTO/MARK LEFFINGWELL (Photo credit should read MARK LEFFINGWELL/AFP/Getty Images)
Hayman Fire
Hayman Fire
BUFFALO CREEK, UNITED STATES: A helicopter dumps a load of water on a hot spot near the northern fire line of the Hayman fire, 16 June 2002 south of Buffalo Creek, Colorado. The US Forest Service said it had arrested US Forest Service employee Terry Barton for setting one of several wildfires that have ravaged the western state of Colorado for the past several days, forcing thousands to flee their homes. The giant blaze near the state capital of Denver is the worst ever to hit Colorado, and has already consumed 43,700 hectares (108,000 acres), destroying homes, causing some 5,400 people to flee, and costing more than 20 million dollars. AFP PHOTO/Mark LEFFINGWELL (Photo credit should read MARK LEFFINGWELL/AFP/Getty Images)
Hayman Fire
Hayman Fire
WOODLAND PARK, CO - JUNE 20: Northeast Teller Fire employee Margo Hill works to snuff out flames kicking up from the Hayman fire June 20, 2002 in Woodland Park, Colorado. The firefighters were working east of Highway 67 between Deckers and the Woodland Park areas. (Photo by Tom Cooper/Getty Images)
Hayman Fire
Hayman Fire
CASTLE ROCK, UNITED STATES: Smoke billows up from a ridge on the northern fire line of the Hayman Fire 16 June 2002. Low visiblity and difficult terrain are making containment difficult. The US Forest Service said it had arrested US Forest Service employee Terry Barton for setting one of several wildfires that have ravaged the western state of Colorado for the past several days, forcing thousands to flee their homes. The giant blaze near the state capital of Denver is the worst ever to hit Colorado, and has already consumed 43,700 hectares (108,000 acres), destroying homes, causing some 5,400 people to flee, and costing more than 20 million dollars. AFP PHOTO/MARK LEFFINGWELL AFP PHOTO/Mark LEFFINGWELL (Photo credit should read MARK LEFFINGWELL/AFP/Getty Images)
Hayman Fire
Hayman Fire
BUFFALO CREEK, UNITED STATES: US Forest Service Division Supervisor, Pat Titus, stands on a overlook monitoring air support 16 June 2002 on the northern edge of the Hayman fire near Buffalo Creek, CO. So far the fire has consumed approximately 102,895 acres and has cost $6.7 million. The US Forest Service said 16 June it arrested US Forest Service employee Terry Barton for setting one of several wildfires that ravaged the western state of Colorado for the past several days, forcing thousands to flee their homes. AFP PHOTO/Mark LEFFINGWELL (Photo credit should read MARK LEFFINGWELL/AFP/Getty Images)
Hayman Fire
Hayman Fire
BUFFALO CREEK, UNITED STATES: US Forest Service employee Ericka Bartlet (R) measures wind speed, direction and humidity while taking surveys of the Hayman fire area, 16 June 2002, near Buffalo Creek, CO. The US Forest Service announced 16 June the arrest of employee Terry Barton for setting the wildfire that has ravaged the western state of Colorado for the past several days. According to reports, forestry technician Barton, 38, could face up 10 years in prison on charges of starting the fire in a national forest in central Colorado, destroying government property and lying to investigators. AFP PHOTO/MARK LEFFINGWELL (Photo credit should read MARK LEFFINGWELL/AFP/Getty Images)
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