“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
“Photo from our house. There are no words.” -@RMWC1
“U.S. Air Force Academy under threat. This is horrifying.”
“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
“Chopper drawing water to fight #Waldocanyonfire” -@Icthus34
“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
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