Colorado Church Feeds Evacuees, Members Lose Homes to Black Forest Fire 07/09/2013

by Erik Tryggestad
The Eastside Church of Christ in Colorado Springs, Colo., is feeding people evacuated from the path of a raging fire in Colorado’s Black Forest.

The fire, blazing about six to seven miles northeast of the church’s building, forced the evacuation of 2,530 homes and businesses in northeast El Paso County, the Denver Post reports.

At least six members of the Eastside church are among the evacuees, and at least one member lost their home in the blaze, said Patrick Mead, senior minister.

“Officials say fires won’t be out for days,” Mead tweeted Monday night. “Long night and week ahead for Colorado saints.”

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