Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Waldo Canyon Fire

I like to post pictures of beautiful things, but here in Colorado Springs Mother Nature has dealt us a lousy hand and we are dealing with a catastrophic wild fire. 

Saturday, June 23, 2:30 p.m.
From Palmer Park shortly after the fire started

3:00 p.m.
from Coronado High School 

6:30 p.m.
from our backyard

From our backyard - those are not clouds, that is the fire.

Sunday, June 24, 7:00 a.m.
from Palmer Park
Smoke & Haze

from Coronado High School
Watching the fire grow

Monday, June 25
taken from Centennial and Fillmore
Pyrocumulus Cloud

Tuesday, June 26, 2:30 p.m.
from Coronado High School
Media Central

C-130 Maffs (Modular Airborne Fire Fighting System)

Coronado High School was media central
5:00 p.m.
taken in front of our house

5:30 the firestorm moved in
taken from Colorado Springs Gulf Club and UCCS

8:00 p.m.
taken in front of our house

We currently have 1000 firefighters in the field. The fire has burned many homes in the Mountain Shadows and Peregrine areas high in the foothills and covers over 15,000 acres. Over 32,000 people are displaced. The fire is within 1 mile of the Air Force Academy. 


Meg said...

you must be so anxious and scared. I am so sorry all of you are having such a scary, dangerous and terrible time. Hopefully it will be under control soon. Be safe. thoughts and prayers are with you. Meg

George said...

Hang in there! That is scary stuff. Keep us posted.