June 28, 2012

PHOTOS: Waldo Canyon Fire officials confirm “hundreds” of homes destroyed

Tens of thousands of people fled the neighborhoods north and west of Colorado Springs after the Waldo Canyon fire unleashed waves of flames late Tuesday afternoon. Showers of ash fell as traffic gridlocked on Interstate 25 and all major eastbound roadways, clogged full of evacuees and fire equipment. Witnesses flooded the Internet on Twitter, describing the scene as “an apocalypse” and “terrifying” and posting photos of the city wrapped in a sinister orange and black cloud.

  1. fivefingerdeathlunch reblogged this from denverpost and added:
    I will never forget this day. Driving away from my house, seeing the fire in the rear view mirror.
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    Wow
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    Damn, son… things are going down on the west side.
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    This is happening in my home state right now. These pictures remind me of Majestic burning to the ground because of...
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    :(
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  25. lindsers251 reblogged this from thedenverite and added:
    This is getting so scary and out of hand… Poor Colorado :(
  26. slamcityrick reblogged this from bobbycaputo and added:
    so hard to look at the middle photo. car still in driveway. second floor engulfed in flames.
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    Our beautiful state.. :(
  30. deadendpabst reblogged this from denverpost and added:
    Welp, this is currently my city.
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