The Waldo Canyon Fire has burned nearly 18,000 acres near Colorado Springs. As of Sunday evening, the blaze was 55% contained. It has damaged almost 350 homes in the city and is responsible for two deaths.
Colorado Public Radio's Anna Panoka interviews Carole Walker of the Rocky Mountain Insurance Information Association.
Authorities say the Waldo Canyon Fire in Colorado Springs is now the most destructive in state history. It’s burned at least 346 homes so far. One impact of the huge losses from this year’s Colorado fire season could be felt in the state’s property insurance market.
President Obama’s major disaster declaration will allow U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to offer foreclosure relief and other assistance to certain families living in El Paso and Larimer Counties who have been affected by the Waldo Canyon and High Park fires.
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.