“We have family in CO Springs. This is what they see at the local mall.” -@kTraphagen
“This is directly behind the Air Force Academy, we need prayers and rain. #waldocanyonfire” - @Zakary
“#WaldoCanyonFire getting right into Colorado Springs tonight, scary photo in suburbs” -@Alex_Ogle
“the academy is being evacuated. CO Springs is in bad shape. Wind and night fall only going to make it worse.” -@ekfletch
An (unconfirmed) posting on Craigslist alleges arson.
UPDATE: The El Paso county sheriff said Monday that the Waldo Canyon fire did not appear linked to a string of recent arsons in neighboring Teller County. As of Tuesday, investigators had not yet visited the fire’s point of origin, and its cause remained unknown.
“Mandatory Evacuation Map just sent to us by Colorado Springs.” -@kktv11news
“Amazing photo of Colorado Springs #Waldocanyonfire and the firefighting efforts” -@denverREguy
“I am beside myself. Speechless. My home sweet home is being destroyed. Panorama of Colorado Springs.” -@megzenger
- The family of Sandra Bland, who died in a Texas jail cell in July three days after she was detained during a traffic stop, filed a wrongful death lawsuit in federal court.
- Migrant deaths in the Mediterranean have exceeded 2,000, making 2015 the deadliest year for people trying to reach Europe, according to the International Organization for Migration.
- Fox News has announced the 10 Republican candidates who will participate in the first debate of the 2016 U.S. presidential race on Thursday.