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Updated 4:40 pm June 25, 2013
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Various local Black Forest roads are closed. Latest information: El Paso County or Black Forest Fire Evacuation Map. Various local road closures due to the Royal Gorge Fire. Latest information: Royal Gorge Fire Incident Command. There are also multiple statewide fire bans.
For road conditions, closures - visit http://www.cotrip.org/home.htm
The Royal Gorge Bridge & Park will remain closed. The Bridge is still intact with minor damage. Buildings on the property were a loss, but an assessment of the actual damage is still unknown.
Rafting trips are taking place through the Royal Gorge as well as all other areas of the Arkansas River in Canon City.
The Royal Gorge Route Railroad has resumed trips as of June 15, 2013.
Area lodging information and availability can be found here.
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Here is a map showcasing the approximate location of state fires in relevance to the Colorado Springs area.
Black Forest Fire (17.4 miles from Downton Colorado Springs)
Royal Gorge Fire (58.2 Miles from Colorado Springs)
A wildfire is burning near the Royal Gorge in Cañon City, CO (75 miles south of Colorado Springs). First responders are on site, the fires estimated to be at 3,216 acres. The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is asking the public to avoid the area of the fire.
Updates from individuals and sources can be followed through the hashtag #RoyalGorgeFire on Twitter.
For ways to help those affected by the wildfires in Colorado, visit www.HelpColoradoNow.org.