Waldo Canyon Fire

4:28pm

Thu June 28, 2012
Colorado Wildfires

Waldo Canyon Fire Destroys 346 Homes Claims One Life [updated]

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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.

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3:02pm

Thu June 28, 2012
Wildfires

Despite Wildfire, New Cadets Reporting to Air Force Academy

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. 

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6:47am

Thu June 28, 2012
Wildfire

Winds Fuel Waldo Canyon Fire

View of Waldo Canyon Fire from above 8th Street in Colorado Springs, on the afternoon of Tuesday, June 26.
Dr.frog Wikimedia Commons

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.

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5:21am

Thu June 28, 2012
The Two-Way

'Hell In The Rearview Mirror' As Coloradoans Flee Wildfires

Originally published on Thu June 28, 2012 12:27 pm

Mikke Carlson took photos of the smoke from the Waldo Canyon fire while wearing a gas mask on Wednesday in Colorado Springs, Colo.
Chris Schneider Getty Images

5:00am

Thu June 28, 2012
Wildfires

In Colorado, a Push to Control Wildfire Costs

The Flagstaff Fire ignited Tuesday, June 26th near Boulder, Colo.
Photo by Kirk Siegler

It’s already shaping up to be an expensive firefighting year. The tab for fighting two of the state’s worst blazes – the High Park and Waldo Canyon fires – is now approaching $40 million and climbing.

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