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In a summer of devastating wildfire, the Waldo Canyon Fire set a new record for destruction in Colorado. The fire, which burned for a month, burn… Read More
In a summer of devastating wildfire, the Waldo Canyon Fire set a new record for destruction in Colorado. The fire, which burned for a month, burnt 346 houses to the ground, forced the evacuation over 32,000 residents, killed two people and cost an estimated $350 million in insurance claims. Months after the fire was completely contained, residences of Colorado Springs are still dealing with the emotional and physical aftermath of the fire that ripped through their community on June 23, 2012 and are preparing themselves for what could be another deadly fire season. Read Less
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The Waldo Canyon Fire burnt 18,247 acres of land in Colorado Springs, Colorado from June 23 - July 10, 2012, including ranch property owned by the popular tourist destination Flying W Ranch. 
Volunteers of Care and Share help load the cars of Mountain Shadows residents outside of Chipeta Elementary School with fresh fruits and vegetables. Care and Share, a local food bank, had record donations to assist fire victims, first responders and the community. Organizations across the city have come together to help rebuild the community devasted by the Waldo Canyon Fire.
Large numbers of deer, mountain cats, bears and long-horn sheep were driven out of the national forest during the Waldo Canyon Fire and into the backyards of homes in Colorado Springs, Colorado. 
Cadets from the Air Force Acadmey volunteered their time to help residents in Mountain Shadows to remove burnt trees and shurbs from their property. 
Loretta Armstrong, a resident of Parkside neighborhood, lost her house on June 26, 2012 when the Waldo Canyon Fire jumped containment lines and burnt 346 homes in Colorado Springs, Colorado. 
Volunteers from the Church of Latter Day Saints and other organizations joined forces with the Colorado Spring's Emergency Management team to fill and distribute sandbags to residents in danger of flood damage from run-offs from the burn scare.  
Colorado Springs Together, an organization started by the city to help residents recover from the fire, throw a kids carnival for the children from the west side of Colorado Springs whose summer was consumed by the Waldo Canyon Fire.