Colorado Wildfire Doubles in Size; Thousands Are Evacuated

According to catastrophe modeling firm AIR Worldwide, earlier this week, wildfires-exacerbated by unseasonably warm temperatures and windy conditions- broke out in the forested terrain of southern Colorado. In fact, Colorado Springs hit 98° on June 10, setting a record for this early in the year. According to the El Paso County Sheriff’s office, as of June 14, 2013, at least four wildfires are currently active across the state. “The largest of the blazes, the Black Forest fire, doubled in size from Wednesday to Thursday, growing to 15,700 acres (25 square…

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