Please pray for rain and cooler temps!!!
Fanned by 100+ temps and gusting winds, the Colorado wildfires are raging out of control for a 5th day, having already consumed hundreds of homes. As of today, Thursday, June 28, six huge wildfires engulf the state. The Waldo Canyon fire is now at the edge of Colorado Springs, the state’s 2nd most populous city, forcing at least 35,000 people from their homes and nipping at the edges of the U.S. Air Force Academy.
Here’s the evacuation zone for Waldo Canyon (to enlarge, click pics):
Most of these pics were taken by readers of Buzzfeed.
H/t our beloved GrouchyFogie for the next 2 pics.
The first pic below was taken by Patrick Sandusky, the chief communications and public affairs officer at the U.S. Olympic Committee. That’s Falcon Stadium in the foreground. You can see how the fire on the mountains behind absolutely dwarfs the stadium, which seats just under 47,000.
Just remember that the Air Force’s C-130s are used to fight the terrible inferno, but Obama’s defense budget cuts 65 C-130s from the fleet over the next four years — at the same time as he gives millions of taxpayers’ hard-earned dollars to “green” failures like Solyndra.
Update: While the Red Cross was the first on the scene with relief efforts, Catholic charities all across Colorado are mobilizing against the terrible fires, called by some to be “apocalyptic.”