Boys Originally From CS Keeping Close Eye On Colorado Springs Wildfire

Four boys originally from College Station are keeping a close eye on a Colorado Springs wildfire after their new home was destroyed in another major blaze there last summer.

News 3 spoke with their grandmother Susan Solich on their perseverance through many tragedies.

Summer has been off to a stressful start for the Flowers boys originally from College Station now living in Colorado Springs.

The Black Forest Fire is Colorado's most destructive wildfire in history with nearly 500 homes lost.

While their home has been less than 10 miles from the blaze it's something they are all too familiar with.

"It was a little unsettling when I walked out the door and could see the fire. And it brought back a lot of bad memories," said Susan Solich. The Flowers Boys' Grandmother.

Their home was destroyed in Colorado Springs last summer in the Waldo Canyon Fire. They just recently bought a home on the north side of town where this latest blaze broke out.

"And the kids were ok. They probably took it better than I did that we might not be able to really unpack yet," she added.

In 2011 Solich took custody of Conner, Brandon, Tyler and Justin moving them from College Station to Colorado Springs.

Their mom died in her sleep, and then their dad from a heart attack less than three months later.

This latest fire has since moved away from their new house but Susan Solich remains worried because things are so dry.

"There is a lot of signage in every area of the state. And you know people do bring fireworks. People throw out their cigarettes out the window," she said.

Luckily still out of harm's way they are moving forward and finally hope to be able to unpack.

Susan Solich and the Flowers boys hope to rebuild their home that was destroyed last year, but engineers have still not released the site for rebuilding yet.

They found a new home in the meantime after their lease ended on another home.

As of Monday afternoon, the Black Forest Fire in Colorado Springs is now 75 percent contained.


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