In Colorado, Nature Takes a Fiery Toll Despite a Community’s Efforts to Prepare

New York Times: For years, families in Black Forest, Colo., did what they could to keep the flames at bay. They scooped up pine needles and trimmed low-hanging branches around their homes. They chopped down saplings and hauled dead trees to the community mulcher. But when the fire came this week, hundreds of their homes still burned. As fire crews fought Friday to contain the most destructive wildfire in Colorado’s history — a blaze that has now burned 400 homes, killed two people and spread across 15,000 acres......

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