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    Posted July 4, 2012 by
    Colorado Springs, Colorado
    This iReport is part of an assignment:
    Colorado and Utah wildfires

    steristi and 14 other iReporters contributed to Open Story: Western wildfires

    Waldo Canyon Flag Raising


    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     steristi says she felt a massive amount of gratitude for all the first responders and their efforts to save her community. Adding that she was in her back yard assessing the damage to her home when she saw the firefighters raising the flag at the top of her neighborhood. "I don't know if anyone was watching, we got lucky to see this," she says. "We were all busy trying to find out if our home survived and in the middle of all of this we looked up and saw the flag flying like it always does on the Fourth of July."
    - Anika3, CNN iReport producer

    Firefighters help raise a flag at the top of Mountain Shadows in Colorado Springs after the Waldon Canyon fire swept through the neighborhood.

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