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June 28, 2012 - Waldo Canyon Fire

Waldo Canyon Fire Before
Landsat 7
May 26, 2012
Waldo Canyon Fire After
Landsat 7
June 27, 2012
Waldo Canyon Fire Before
Waldo Canyon Fire After
May 26, 2012 June 27, 2012
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On June 23, a wildfire started in the pine forests just northwest of Colorado Springs, CO, and spread quickly. By June 26, it had burned over 5,000 acres. The next day, more than 18,000 acres had been burned. Hot, dry weather and shifting winds have made battling the fire extremely challenging. Local attractions such as the Air Force Academy, Garden of the Gods, Pike's Peak Highway, and the cog railroad are closed as mandatory evacuation orders are in place.