June 27, 2012
Tags: colorado springs, fire, natural disaster
Matthew 24:11 There will be great earthquakes, famines and pestilences in various places, and fearful events and great signs from heaven.
Over 15,000 acres of land has burned in central Colorado as an out of control wildfire is threatening the city of Colorado Springs. The fire doubled in size overnight.
Over 800 firefighters are fighting the blaze which is considered only 5% contained. Much of the city is under a mandatory evacuation order due to the threat. The US Air Force Academy has also been evacuated due to the smoke and fire.
Several long time area attractions have been damaged by the fire. The “Flying W Chuckwagon” ranch which featured cowboy music and “chuckwagon” dinners to residents since 1953 burned to the ground.
Weather conditions are not favorable for the firefighters. Record high temperatures and wind gusts up to 65 miles per hour are causing the fire to jump various fire lines.
So far no deaths have been reported but the Memorial Health System has said they’ve treated 20 patients for respiratory related illnesses.