- Posted June 19, 2013 by
Flack Forest, Colorado
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Wildfires blazing near you
Chinook CH47 helping us put out house fire in Black Forest, CO
The family had been asked to evacuate the day before, but a friend called to let them know their home was on fire. Unfortunately the wind picked up and the home was lost, he said, but RobieRobot wanted to thank the pilots and crews for helping out.
- zdan, CNN iReport producer
When the forest fire reached the house, we were throwing buckets of water on it as fast as we could, then a couple of Chinook CH47 helicopters flew over and dumped a couple hundred gallons on the house. Unfortunately, the wind picked up and the house was lost. Just wanted to send a thanks to those pilots and crew for helping out!