posted on Jun, 26 2012 @ 11:06 PM
I wasn't going to post this thread because I had recently posted a very big weather event just a few weeks ago which happened in my city, and I didn't
want to hog all the CS crazy events news on ATS. (I did search, hmm) That thread was about a very freak, and insane hailstorm that happened that
resulted in huge floods and images that I could only describe as incredible. You can view that thread
I had figured by now, someone else on ATS would have reported this since I have been spending my time watching this unfold on local news and facebook
reports for the last 3 days now. As it turns out, the MSM would rather talk about Mitt Romney instead of a city burning to the ground.
The Waldo Canyon wildfire started about 10 miles from Colorado Springs on Saturday at around 1pm. There have been several other wildfires in Colorado,
and many people suspect they have been lit on purpose. This particular fire was declared #1 priority in the nation due to it's location and
unpredictable nature. Many towns surrounding Colorado Springs have been evacuated since Sunday. The fire department, until now, has claimed to have
decent control over the situation. The fire has many heads and many fronts. This afternoon one of those fronts broke 2 main fire lines and jumped into
a major suburban area in Colorado Springs resulting in 32,000+ total evacuations and now dozens of houses/buildings burned.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- Authorities say 32,000 people have been evacuated in Colorado Springs as the wind-driven Waldo Canyon Fire exploded
Tuesday into several neighborhoods. "This is a firestorm of epic proportions," Colorado Springs Fire Chief Richard Brown said at a Tuesday night
The very best source so far concerning this fire is KKTV news 11. They have covered this fire 24x7 since the fire started, and they are the only local
station that has done so. Here is their live stream:
Here's a pic of the massive apocolyptic smoke plume I took today. ( I live on the westside and this fire IS on the westside, just not as south as I am
This is ALL smoke:
Here's a few others that were posted on Facebook and these don't really even justify the scale of this:
(Airforce Academy, it has been evacuated)
There are some wide spread shots of this fire at night tonight engulfing a large portion of this city the live news shots are showing. I have not seen
those ones yet on Facebook. This is much like the Oakland fires, yet our National media doesn't seem interested. I'll try to give updates but for now
I'm just making sure my area won't be under evacuation soon. Again, check out the live coverage!
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