Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Waldo Canyon Fire Burns as Many as 300 Homes

Since Tuesday afternoon the Waldo Canyon Fire went from 6,200 acres to over 18,500.

It has now claimed between two and three hundred homes, and forced the evacuation of at least 32,000 people.

The amount of damage it is causing is placing it as even more costly than the High Park Fire.

Strong, shifting winds caused the massive expansion of the fire.

Garden of the Gods and the nearby state parks remained closed due to threat from the fire, parts of the Air Force Academy have been evacuated as well.

Over 1,000 firefighters are battling the flames, containment is around five percent.

The Waldo Canyon Fire is but one of many fires burning in Colorado at this time.

Many other fires are also burning across the US, but more than half of the national resources are being committed to the Colorado fires.

President Obama is set to visit Colorado on Friday, and fly over the fires.