I'm in tears. The fire more than doubled over night, reaching over 15,000 acres strong.
This was yesterday, the view from my beloved Garden of the Gods.
This was at dawn this morning. I can't fathom this. They have no idea what caused this fire but there is speculation is was arsonists. I am red with rage over that.
Gonna go cry now.
Sister Peach, please tell us you are okay!!!!!!!!! I've been reading the entire city of Colorado Springs will be destroyed, if you need a safe place, come on over!!
There are an estimated 12 fires burning in Colorado right now. Over 82,000 acres in High Park and its 65% contained, and a fire in Boulder that they can't contain yet. Both sparked by lightening.
The fire that has me in tears is the Waldo Canyon fire in Colorado Springs. That area of Colorado is beautiful, and historic and its gone. Flying W Ranch is burned to the ground, Garden of the Gods is being threatened, as is the Air Force Base. It was 2,000 acres on Saturday, today its over 6,000 acres. 32,000 people were evacuated and are watching their neighborhoods literally engulfed in flames on TV. You can see frames of houses.
This is the worst fire storm in Colorado in 40 years. Please pray. My beautiful state is being destroyed.