Black Forest Fire: Most Destructive in Colorado History

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The Black Forest fire is now the most destructive fire in Colorado history. The fire is becoming increasingly contained by firefighters, and the weather looks to largely cooperate this upcoming week.

"473 homes have been destroyed as of Saturday morning making it the most destructive fire in Colorado history in terms of homes lost," Kim Melchore, a media representative for the Black Forest Joint Information Center said Saturday.

"The fire has burnt 15,700 acres," Melchore added.

A few showers and thunderstorms will dot the area once again on Monday. Conditions will largely be in favor of the firefighters with moderate relative humidity during the afternoon.

As of Monday morning, June 17, 2013, the fire is now 65 percent contained. A full containment date is estimated for June 20. All rights reserved. More from