Holy Smokes 7/2/12
One more update for you. Things are getting back to normal in Colorado Springs and the surrounding mountain towns. The fire has moved north and west, out of civilization. Still burning but 50% contained now. Now we will deal with the 32,500 people who were evacuated. Some have not been able to return to their homes. 346 homes were completely burned to the ground. I have not heard how many are damaged and I don’t know the degree of damage. Many will surely be out of their homes for a long time.
A friend sent this time-lapsed video. The mountain in the middle is Pikes Peak. The reddish rocks on the left are Garden of the Gods Park. The whitish square just to the right of center is the roof of the Air Force Academy Chapel.
The film inspires awe and it looks like hell on earth. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZBA7eHY022k