Shocking Wildfires in Colorado
The majestic Rocky Mountain front range west of Colorado Springs, Colorado is under siege from recent wild fires that started on June 23, 2012. It has been dubbed as the worst fire in Colorado’s history. The ever spreading wildfire named High Park fire including the Waldo Canyon fire started on June 23, 2012 and so far destroyed 347 structures including many homes displacing and evacuating more than 34,000 people. Lower temperatures, increasing humidity and some rain are helping the firefighters to battle the blaze.
What a shock. Some reports indicated that the blaze reached 34,000 up into the sky. At the last count it has destroyed 78 square miles. Two deaths have been blamed with additional ten missing. The fire was visible miles away in Denver shocking its residents. Several miles north of Denver, in Fort Collins, people are fighting with falling ash from the fire. Approximately 1,200 firefighters from Colorado and other states are battling the blaze around the clock. Officials indicate 50 percent of the fire has been contained.
According to NASA map of land temperature anomalies the intensity and the scope of the fire changed the temperature in the western United States especially Colorado, southwestern Nebraska, and parts of Wyoming.