Officials: 511 homes burned in Black Forest Fire

BLACK FOREST — Fire officials have updated the total number of homes burned in the most destructive wildfire in Colorado history.

KMGH-TV in Denver reports a new assessment of the Black Forest Fire burn area shows that 511 homes were destroyed and 28 were partially damaged. Officials previously said 509 homes had burned.

The fire, which is fully contained, was reported north of Colorado Springs on June 11 and burned more than 22 square miles.

Investigators are using magnifying glasses to go over a 28-square-foot area in an attempt to determine the cause of the fire.

Incident commander Rich Harvey says it cost $8.5 million to fight the blaze.


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