Skip to comments.Colorado Springs Fires - 32,000 people have been evacuated
Posted on 06/26/2012 8:00:18 PM PDT by nuconvert
This is the Waldo Canyon fire. Winds grew to 65mph this afternoon and the fire went over the fire-breaks.
The Air Force Academy and surrounding neighborhood have been evacuated.
Interstare I-25 has been closed north of Colorado SPrings in order to allow local people use the highway to evacuate.
We were in CS about 2 weeks ago. They had an unbelievable hail storm. It did $2800 damage to my husbands truck. The hail near the Citidal Mall was as high as the cars. We were there the day after the storm and the hail was still there; it looked like 6 ft of snow fell.
You think God is trying to tell this country something? I see there are fires all over the country.
Please pray for my friends...just lost his Mom’s home near Garden of the gods and fire is nearing his brothers home... they are real close to loosing 2 homes!
Is there directions somewhere to tell me how to post a picture here?
Praying. Any signs of rescue efforts? Are they trying to put down the fire with air support?
“The Forest Service is on a mission to set the clock back to zero and the urgency couldn’t be greater, Tom Tidwell said. The plan calls for accelerating restoration programs everything from prescribed fire and mechanical thinning by 20 percent each year in key areas that are facing the greatest danger of a catastrophic fire.
This year’s target: 4 million acres. The budget: About $1 billion”
This is so sad. So many families affected because of this horrible arson. These fires are all arson.
I think it is mostly because of the lack of controlled fires you folks decided on when you voted in your representatives. I think it is stupid for states not to have controlled fires. Had you not voted for stupid people the fires may have happened but not nearly as bad. I feel bad for the people but hopefully they learn to be more careful in their voting.
Our daughter just texted the message....”the Flying W is about to burn” Said fire is only 5% contained. They are an hour north at Roxburough Park. Praying for the safety of those in the path of the fire.
God said things were going to change and they will never go back to old way. So, yes, God is changing and punishing this country for its foolishness and sins.
My daughter who lives near Jackson Park just evacuated her home.
“These fires are all arson.”
I wonder if this is forest fire jihad?
The High Park Fire near Fort Collins was started by lightning, as many wildfires are.
Seems to be no cause determined yet for this fire.
Live iPad video: http://18.104.22.168:1935/kktv/kktv_620.stream/playlist.m3u8
flying W is, sadly, gone
“the Flying W is about to burn
I believe the owner said that it has burned to the ground
My daughter, her husband, and their dog are among the 32,000. Pray for all the evacuees
They got out and that is the good thing....Prayers to those who did NOT get out. Those are the folks who need it desperately. I feel for those who are going to lose their lives....things can be rebuilt, but lives cannot be replaced. Huge insurance money is coming into Colorado for sure.
FWIW, approximately 20-25 fires caused by arson in teller and park county in the past week.
Flagstaff fire in Boulder was started by lightning today.
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.