On This Date: June 8th, 2002, Hayman Fire

The Hayman Fire was a forest fire that started 95 miles (153 km) southwest of Denver and 35 miles (56 km) northwest of Colorado Springs on June 8, 2002, and became the largest fire in the state’s recorded history. Hundreds of forestry officials and firefighters fought the fast-moving inferno, which caused nearly $40 million in damages, burned 133 homes and forced the evacuation … Continue reading

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