It's been an emotional week for the area, and especially for residents directly affected by the Waldo Canyon Fire. Those who live in the evacuated areas in Colorado Springs have been anxiously awaiting word of their homes, many of which burned earlier in the week.
Colorado Springs Mayor Steve Bach delivered difficult news today, announcing that 346 homes have been destroyed on 34 streets by the Waldo Canyon Fire. The number eclipses the 257 homes burned in the High Park Fire, which was declared the most destructive in Colorado history.
Officials at the Air Force Academy say they’re going ahead with plans to welcome about a thousand new cadets in the class of 2016 scheduled to report today; despite the Waldo Canyon Fire that’s been threatening the area.