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June 27, 2012

Colorado Wild Fires

This is just a horrible, horrible situation.

A fast-moving wildfire near Colorado Springs forced as many as 32,000 residents to be evacuated on Tuesday, as the blaze—fueled by 65 mph winds—jumped a perimeter set by firefighters trying desperately to contain it.

The Waldo Canyon fire—which was first spotted Saturday near Pikes Peak—doubled in size overnight to more than 24 square miles, according to the Associated Press.

The blaze has destroyed an unknown number of homes, caused roads to be closed and shut down part of the U.S. Air Force Academy. About 2,100 residents of the academy's campus were told to evacuate on Tuesday.

Thankfully no one has been injured or killed so far. We can only pray it reamins that way. Still, tens of thousands of people, including Michelle Malkin (who has a roundup of the situation and some amazing photos), have been evacuated and many won't have homes to return to.


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