Black Forest Fire victims ID'd

7:10 PM, Jun 18, 2013   |    comments
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KUSA - El Paso County released the names of the two victims who died in the Black Forest Fire.

The victims have been identified as 52-year-old Marc Allen Herklotz, 52, and his wife, 50-year-old Robin Lauran Herklotz.

The couple, who lived at 6720 Jicarilla Drive, were in the process of evacuating June 11, according to the El Paso County Sheriff's Office.

Marc and Robin Herklotz were both long-time members of Air Force Space Command, supporting critical air, space and cyberspace operational missions from offices on Schriever Air Force Base.

"The men and women of Air Force Space Command are saddened by the loss of these two members of our AFSPC family," said General William L. Shelton, AFSPC Commander. "I extend my deepest condolences to the family and friends of Marc and Robin during this very difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you."

The Black Forest Fire has destroyed 502 homes and charred more than 22 square miles. It was 85 percent contained Tuesday.

(KUSA-TV © 2013 Multimedia Holdings Corporation with The Associated Press)

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