Soldiers, National Guardsmen Help Contain Colorado Wildfire

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • A soldier assigned to 555th Engineer Brigade, 52nd Engineer Battalion, 497th Engineer Company uses a bulldozer to spread burning mulch in an attempt to contain the Black Forest fire in El Paso County, Colo., June 13, 2013. Military personnel and assets have been helping local, state and federal authorities battle the blaze which has burned hundreds of homes and thousands of acres since June 11, 2013. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. William Smith
  • Soldiers assigned to 555th Engineer Brigade, 52nd Engineer Battalion, 497th Engineer Company spread flammable material to help contain the Black Forest fire in El Paso County, Colo., June 13, 2013. 
 U.S. Army photo by Sgt. William Smith
  • A helicopter crew assigned to 4th Infantry Division's 4th Combat Aviation Brigade drop water from a local pond on the Black Forest fire in El Paso County, Colo., June 13, 2013.  U.S. Army photo by Sgt. William Smith
  • A C-130 aircraft equipped with a Modular Airborne Firefighting System drops fire retardant on the Black Forest fire in El Paso County, Colo., June 12, 2013. U.S. Army National Guard photo by 2nd Lt. Skye Robinson
  • Colorado Army National Guard Sgt. Bobi Limon and Spc. Joshua Dietrich provide security for evacuated homes at a check point near the Black Forest fire in El Paso County, Colo., June 12, 2013. U.S. Army National Guard photo by 2nd Lt. Skye A. Robinson
  • Colorado Army National Guard Sgt. Daniel Evanson and Spc. Mark Goya provide security for evacuated homes at a check point near the Black Forest fire in El Paso County, Colo., June 12, 2013. U.S. Army National Guard photo by 2nd Lt. Skye A. Robinson