Waldo Canyon Fire


Tue July 3, 2012

Preparing For The Next Disaster: Differing Views On Evacuation Training

Screen capture from a Douglas County Emergency Preparedness Video
Douglas County
  • Larmier County Emergency Manager Eric Nilsson and Ron Hanavan with the Douglas County Sheriff's Office.

The enormous task of evacuating residents from natural disasters like wildfires typically falls to county officials and residents. However, that varies from county to county.

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Mon July 2, 2012

Inside The Waldo Canyon Burn Zone

Rocky Mountain Community Radio

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.

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Sat June 30, 2012

Wildfire Losses Likely to Impact Colorado Insurance Market

Damage in Rist Canyon from the High Park Fire, June 2012
Dave Steinke US Dept of Agriculture/US Forest Service
  • 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.

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Fri June 29, 2012

HUD Provides Disaster Resources To Colorado Wildfire Victims

High Park Fire taken June 17
David Dennis KUNC

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.

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Fri June 29, 2012

Waldo Canyon Wildfire: Thursday Recap

Waldo Canyon Fire burning west of Colorado Springs, Co
Keystoneridin Wikimedia Commons

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.

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