At an estimated 230 acres, the Flagstaff Fire was sparked yesterday near the edge of Boulder. Air support was immediately called in to help squelch the fire, but concerns remain high due to two familiar factors: dry conditions and hot & windy weather.
"A firestorm of epic proportions" continues to threaten Colorado Springs, Colo., as more than 1,000 firefighters battle flames that by midday had forced more than 26,000 people to flee their homes.
It was local Fire Chief Rich Brown who called the inferno epic Tuesday night. Today, Lt. Jeff Kramer of the El Paso County Sheriff's Office said it's an event "that is certainly unprecedented in this city," The Denver Post reports.