Maketa explains increase in number of homes considered total loss in Black Forest

From El Paso County Sheriff's Office Released: June 17, 10 p.m.
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During the assessment of the homes in the Black Forest area affected by the fire, we were not able to accurately assess a particular area due to multiple parcels and property lines, as well as an active fire in the area. To rectify this issue we worked with the El Paso County Assessor’s Office to assist us with accurately identifying these homes. During this assessment, we identified additional structures that are considered to be a total loss. Therefore, the total number of homes considered a total loss has increased from 483 to 502.

At this time we are not complete with our assessment but hope to finish the assessment by the close of business tomorrow. It is anticipated we will identify additional homes considered to be a total loss and the number of homes destroyed by the Black Forest Fire will increase.

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