Wow, here we (or they) go again.
We live up north now but used to live in the Springs. It sounds like it is turning back towards the city? Or maybe expanding.
Very sad to see.
The damage is exceeding last year’s Waldo Canyon fire.
The air in Denver has been full of smoke since yesterday and was so bad yesterday afternoon some wondered if they could play the ball game due to visibility.
My wife’s cousin passed away the last Sunday in May. We went to the memorial serice on the 7th of June. Her husband’s home is in the crosshairs of this fire and less than a mile away. I cannot fathom where his thoughts are. Pray for him, we are!
Even Fedex is warning of slowed deliveries because of
this fire. I’m expecting a package from out there.
New crossbow from PSE for this years deer hunting,
can’t pull my Reflex any more, shoulderitius.
Significantly south of you, right?
Earlier continuing thread:
6:15 p.m. Recap of Black Forest fire numbers:
Size: 15,700 acres. 25 square miles.
Containment; 5 percent
Evacuations: 41,000 people from 14,000 homes in El Paso County and city of Colorado Springs.
Homes destroyed: 360, as of 2 a.m. Thursday
The smoke is chokingly heavy in Castle Rock (according to a close friend there). I am praying they get this thing under control! Prayers for all in harms way!
Stay safe, Colorado Freepers.
I flew sailplanes out of the old Black Forest Gliderport from the late ‘70s until it closed in the mid-’80s. It was a very special place, and I spent a lot of time flying over the Black Forest to the north of the field. It’s heartbreaking to think of the destruction that is being wrought in that area.