As in any natural disaster, Coloradans step up to help their neighbors – they’ve had a lot of practice. In some cases, that even means letting complete strangers into their homes.
Larimer County officials are reassuring evacuees that they will get the help they need as they endure a long wait before they can return home.
The Black Forest Fire is now 75 percent contained, and officials are hopeful the residents of the some of the worst burned areas will be allowed to briefly return to their property on Tuesday or Wednesday.
Police say they intend to find and prosecute anyone guilty of a crime in the Black Forest Fire evacuation areas.
Firefighters are working to get more people back into their homes after authorities lifted evacuations orders prompted by the wildfire near Colorado Springs.
As the bomb squad worked to secure James Holmes’ apartment, the Red Cross provided shelter for 83 people, including 43 children who were forced to leave their homes.
Some evacuees from the Waldo Canyon Fire are returning home to find they were burglarized.
Homeowners returned to their neighborhoods Sunday morning to see the destruction first hand in the wake of the Waldo Canyon Fire.
One Waldo Canyon Fire evacuee recorded her emotional journey as she was driving out of her neighborhood before her home was destroyed by flames.
At least 10,000 people remain evacuated from the Waldo Canyon Fire burning in Colorado Springs. Some 7,000 evacuees will be allowed home at 8 p.m. Sunday.