It is now being reported that the High Park Wildfire has consumed 85,502 acres, has destroyed 238 homes, and is 45% contained. The Waldo Canyon Fire is threatening the U.S. Air Force Academy near Colorado Springs. It is also burning in the Garden of the Gods. Some friends skyped Carol and said they live in that area and are on standby for evacuation. They were ordered out but then went back to pre-evacuation notice when the fire turned back on itself.
At last report there are now 12 active wildfires in Colorado and the firefighting force is being stretched very thin as each new wildfire erupts. When we look at the map of Colorado and the location of wildfires it appears almost the entire State is on fire. The result of all these fires is going to be devastating to our State.