We have been busy the last few days, making an evacuation kit, packing, making sure everyone we know and love is safe, and never knowing when it is our turn to evacuate- the entire west side of town is evacuated, including most of the mountain area, as well as the Air Force Academy- extending almost halfway to Denver! The Firefighters are battling this wildfire feverishly night and day, it is a towering inferno of epic proportions- as a Coloradoan, I have NEVER seen anything like this! Pray for the firefighters, the evacuees, and us all! We appreciate it, Thank You! Rain would also be VERY welcome!
Evacuations increase in powerful Colorado wildfire CNN - June 27, 2012
Authorities evacuated more neighborhoods Wednesday as firefighters tried to slow a wildfire that roared down foothills and razed residential areas in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The Waldo Canyon Fire had engulfed 15,517 acres and was only 5% contained.
New Colorado wildfire erupts, grows out of control AP - June 24, 2012