Wednesday, June 12, 2013
City on Fire
Yesterday, at approximately 1pm, a fire started in a small Colorado Springs suburb called Black Forest. I first saw the smoke while driving at 2pm. At 3pm I went to a meeting and by the time it ended at 4pm, the smoke plume was over 50 miles long and homes had burned. By the end of last night, the smoke plume had grown to over 100 miles, and this morning I woke up to news that over 8,000 acres had burned and 70 to 80 homes were destroyed. Today, I can no longer see the mountains and the air wreaks both outside and inside of smoke. This fire is still zero percent contained.
WTF. What is our world coming to these days? Tornadoes, hurricanes and fires, oh my.
P.S. Ways to help here. I'm texting cash to Care and Share.
Posted by Ashley Penman