Colorado Springs Begins Fire Recovery
The city of Colorado Springs and El Paso County have begun lifting many of the mandatory evacuation notices issued due to the Waldo Canyon wildfire. Residents are reminded that those areas now opened are under a pre-evacuation warning and they should be prepared to leave again if necessary. The remaining evacuated neighborhoods are in northwest Colorado Springs, generally west of Centennial Drive, and in far southwest Colorado Springs.
Two deaths have been reported from the Waldo Canyon fire. The morning Inciweb report shows the fire at 25 percent containment, having burned 17,073 acres. Yesterday’s fire activity was mainly spot fires and within several unburned islands in the fire zone. All of the Air Force Reserve and Air National Guard MAFFS aircraft have been committed to Colorado fires.
The Waldo Canyon fire has 1,287 firefighters assigned. Current costs for this fire are estimated at $6.9 million. 346 homes have been reported destroyed and another 24 damaged.
Table of contents for Waldo Canyon Fire
- Colorado wildfires threaten more homes
- Waldo Canyon Fire Burns into Colorado Springs
- Waldo Canyon Fire Information Resources
- Military Aids Waldo Canyon Fire Efforts
- Waldo Canyon Fire Forces Academy Moves
- Firefighters Gain Ground in Colorado Fire
- Colorado Springs Begins Fire Recovery
- Gains Made on Waldo Canyon Fire
- Academy firefighters recognized for Waldo Canyon Fire efforts
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