Waldo Canyon Fire Forces Academy Moves
The Waldo Canyon fire has forced some changes in Air Force Academy operations. Fox 31 in Denver is reporting that about ten acres of the Academy grounds have burned.
Late last night, the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs announced that it was moving about 550 cadets off campus. The University of Colorado, Colorado Springs campus, is accepting about 200 cadets in summer academic programs. The aviation / airmanship program has been suspended and those 350 cadets have been sent to their host families. New cadet processing will take place today but the remainder of the base is closed. The Academy stresses that there is no immediate danger to cadets from the fire.
The 5:30 am situation report show the Waldo Canyon fire at 18,500 acres burned, with fire costs placed at $3.2 million. 1,008 firefighters are assigned and containment is listed at just 5 percent.
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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