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June 28, 2012 - Furious Wildfires Rage On in Colorado and the West: With wind and heat giving it new strength, the furious wildfire that has been burning in the foothills around Colorado’s second-largest city doubled in size by Wednesday, first roaring past containment lines and forcing tens of thousands of residents to flee, chased by billowing smoke, blowing ash and the fear that their homes might be burned to the ground. Pictured above, wildfires in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
The Waldo Canyon fire, though, remained the most worrisome, and Tuesday’s blowup sent residents scrambling — choking roads with traffic and briefly closing a section of Interstate 25. About 32,000 people have been evacuated, including from the United States Air Force Academy, which is set to welcome a new class of cadets this week. By Wednesday afternoon, heavy wind spit gusts of ash around the city.
The Colorado fires reflect the dire situation in many Western States as a long-standing drought continuous to manifest itself. Your editor lives in the Southwestern United States. Fires all across the west are an annual occurrence, however, this year they are particularly troublesome. Click on the link below for the full story.