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Company preserves photos ahead of disasters

By Dana Molina, Multimedia Journalist/Telemundo Anchor, dana.molina@krdo.com
Published On: Mar 22 2013 07:19:32 PM CDT

Company scans photos so clients can have an electronic version.

WOODLAND PARK, Colo. -

The Waldo Canyon Fire not only destroyed lives and property, it also destroyed memories. Now a Colorado company is helping those at risk of wildfires to keep their memories safe.

Scangaroo scans photos so customers can have an electronic version.

Lynn Milosevic, a Woodland Park resident, is taking advantage of the service. She was on standby evacuation during the Waldo Canyon Fire and the Hayman Fire. Her home was safe, but she's taking precautions to preserve her photos.

"Your daughters grow, you see them go through kindergarten, graduation, college, marriage, those are things that if you don't have some photographs to show, it's hard to explain to people," she said.

On Friday, Scangaroo technicians drove to her home to retouch and scan her photos. They do their work in their van so they can return the photos the same day.

"Sometimes you have a photo of your distant ancestor, and it's falling apart," David Hensley, Scangaroo owner said. "And you don't want to send it off to anybody. You don't want to leave it with anybody."

Once the work is done, Scangaroo technicians save all photos in a USB drive. 

The company is offering discounts to those impacted by wildfires. They have pricing information on their website.

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