In Our Own Backyard: Reflections on the Waldo Canyon Fire-Encore Presentation

Event Type: Adult Library Programs
Date: 8/8/2013
Start Time: 7:00 PM
End Time: 8:30 PM
 In June of 2012, one of the most devastating fires in Colorado’s history took two lives, consumed 347 homes, and destroyed the historic Flying W Ranch. The fire also revealed the courage of citizens, firefighters and police officers; the generosity of strangers; and the strong sense of community in El Paso County and the state of Colorado. Following the fire, PPLD conducted video-recorded interviews of 29 people directly impacted by the fire through evacuation or losing their home, and of the firefighters and police officers involved in managing the blaze. These interviews have been edited into an hour-long documentary chronicling this tragic Colorado Springs event. The documentary also features many of the photographs and videos collected by PPLD Special Collections from volunteer photographers and donors after the fire.
Library: Rockrimmon Library - 832 Village Center Drive
Location: Rockrimmon Meeting Room