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.
The Waldo Canyon Fire continues to rage west of Colorado Springs consuming more than 15-thousand acres. Containment stands at just 5-percent. There’s still no word on how many structures have burned, and hundreds of firefighters continue to battle the blaze.