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Cadet 2nd Class Warren McGriff, of Cadet Squadron 05, cuts through a tree during fire mitigation and cleanup efforts in the Mountain Shadows neighborhood Sunday. Mountain Shadows was one of the hardest hit areas during the recent Waldo Canyon Fire that destroyed 346 homes. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Tech. Sgt. Raymond Hoy)
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Academy helps community heal from Waldo Canyon fire

Posted 8/29/2012   Updated 8/29/2012 Email story   Print story

    

8/29/2012 - U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. -- Nearly 345 cadets, faculty and staff members helped Mountain Shadows residents cut, gather, haul and stack organic slash, branches, deadfall and some burned trees and limbs during the community's semi-annual "Chipper Event" for fire mitigation Sunday.

Academy volunteers worked with Academy School District 20 volunteers to provide fire mitigation in the hardest hit community during the Waldo Canyon Fire. The event was sponsored by the Colorado Springs Fire Department and the Mountain Shadows Community Association.

The Colorado Springs Fire Department followed Monday by chipping the material and using it for erosion control and landscape recovery efforts within and around the Mountain Shadows burn areas.



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