What the Fire Left Behind

Photographed by Charlie Theobald and Esther Chan


The Black Forest Fire, surpassing the Waldo Canyon Fire as the most devastating in Colorado’s history, destroyed more than 500 homes and took two lives. By the time it was contained on June 20, 2013, nearly 14,500 acres were scorched. Charles Lamoreaux, jeweler at Sutton Hoo, lost his home in the fire and was kind enough to share some of his surviving possessions.