Colorado wildfires
Tuesday, June 26, 2012

An afternoon thunderstorm really changed things. I've been watching the Waldo Canyon fire closely, since my parents live in Colorado Springs. The fire seemed to be moving away to the northwest, but my dad called a few hours ago and pointed me to the local news. A thunderstorm blew it over the front range into western Colorado Springs a few hours ago. It's like armageddon out there, with the smoke blowing over the city.

My parents live about 6 miles east of the homes that now on fire, but straight to the east. The fire is apparently moving more north. I hope.

I'm scared for them, though they are packing and will be gone long before the fire gets near them. So sad too, about the things that are being lost. I've spent a lot of time there, and hiked the places that are burning or close. Garden of the Gods, Flying W ranch, Rampart Range Road. My dad's office building is right where they are showing houses burning right now. It'll probably go, if it's not on fire already.

This is awful.


Thursday, June 28, 2012 5:37 PM


That is really scary. I hope for the best for you and your parents.


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