The ridge you see in the city, we live on the other side of that ridge (the western slope).
This is my city... these are my mountains... Waldo Canyon was my favorite place to hike.
Evacuations from Manitou Springs, Cascade, Green Mountain faills, Chipita Park... Garden of the God's is shut down, the "Pikes Peak Highway" is shut down.
My city is in danger, my friends are being evacuated, and my beautiful front range of the Rocky Mountains is burning to ash. My heart is so broken right now!! Please send us your prayers, good wishes, thoughts and whatever else it is you send... we need rain (100+ record temps expected all week).
I'm just so upset!!!!
UPDATE:::: We're up to 4500 acres and 5 % containment as of 10:15pm Monday night. My family went to ice cream and we watched as a small orange glow burst into a large mass of fire in the course of 10 minutes? Or so? It's coming over the ridge that they were trying to stop it from. If it gets over this ridge, and into Queens Canyon, it will funnel the fire right into the Springs. Idk if I can sleep tonight....