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NASA satellite image reveals Waldo Canyon Fire’s burn scar

Friday, July 6th, 2012 10:07am MST

The Waldo Canyon Fire near Colorado Springs became a raging inferno and one of the most disastrous in Colorado history.  New satellite imagery released by NASA shows the massive area burned by the blaze and provides perspective as to just how close it came to the state’s second largest city. Officials are hoping to announce […]

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Fire department video provides stunning inside look at the Waldo Canyon Fire

Thursday, July 5th, 2012 12:51pm MST

When the Waldo Canyon Fire was first reported on Saturday, June 23rd, reaction by area fire agencies was swift and for a time it appeared to be well in hand. The following Tuesday the blaze let loose with its full wrath however and a new video released by the Colorado Springs Fire Department shows the […]

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Google and DigitalGlobe bring satellite view of Waldo Canyon Fire devastation

Saturday, June 30th, 2012 9:00am MST

In only a week the Waldo Canyon Fire has scorched 17,000 acres and destroyed nearly 350 homes near Colorado Springs, Colorado. While thousands of residents remain evacuated, Google and DigitalGlobe have released satellite imagery providing a bird’s eye view of the devastation.  Read the rest of this story on Examiner.com.  Be sure to check out […]

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Progress made on Waldo Canyon Fire, weather causes concerns for Saturday

Saturday, June 30th, 2012 8:56am MST

As the sun rises on the Waldo Canyon Fire, officials discussed their optimism for the battle against the blaze but also warned that today was a “big test day.”  The blaze continues to burn largely uncontained but resources are pouring in from across the nation.  Read the rest of this story on Examiner.com

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President Barack Obama tours devastation of Colorado wildfires

Friday, June 29th, 2012 7:23pm MST

With a charred landscape and the rubble of homes serving as a backdrop, President Barack Obama visited Colorado today. His tour of an area still battling an uncontrolled wildfire provided the president an opportunity to voice his support for a crucial swing state as he fears up for his reelection.  Read about the president had to say […]

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U.S. Air Force activates entire fleet of C-130 firefighting aircraft

Friday, June 29th, 2012 11:50am MST

U.S. Northern Command has announced that it was activating all eight of its C-130 Hercules firefighting aircraft to battlewildfires across the western United States. The move brings to bear the aircraft’s significant capability in what has been a deadly fire season. Read the rest of this story on Examiner.com – be sure to check out the video here […]

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Waldo Canyon Fire toll climbs: 1 dead, 1 missing, 346 homes destroyed

Friday, June 29th, 2012 7:21am MST

As firefighters continue to battle a large wildfire near Colorado Springs, the extent of destruction caused by the fire is now being realized. While assessments will continue in the coming days, it is now known that at least one person has been killed and nearly 350 homes destroyed. Get the latest on the fire and view […]

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YouTube video shot by professional trainers shows start of Waldo Canyon Fire

Thursday, June 28th, 2012 5:48pm MST

A video posted to YouTube by professional trainers based in Colorado Springs shows the apparent early stages of the Waldo Canyon Fire on Saturday, June 23. Following the timeline in the video, it clearly shows the fire starting in the early afternoon and quickly becoming an inferno.  Read more about the harrowing escape and watch […]

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As wildfires rage, questions arise about lack of air tankers to fight the flames

Thursday, June 28th, 2012 11:24am MST

Summer is barely a week old and yet hundreds of thousands of acres in the West have burned causing tens of millions of dollars in damage. As Colorado and New Mexico cope with record-setting disasters, many are asking questions about the lack of a competent air tanker fleet after a decade of decline.  Read more […]

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Photos capture Waldo Canyon Fire threat to U.S. Air Force Academy

Thursday, June 28th, 2012 7:03am MST

Tuesday afternoon the Waldo Canyon Fire west of Colorado Springs exploded with extraordinary ferocity.  The blaze moved toward the Air Force Academy prompting the base to evacuate some personnel. The scene that evening was an eerie one as the sky was darkened by the smoke and the setting sun provided an orange cast.  Click here […]

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