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Colorado Is On Fire

Over 32,000 people were evacuated from the path of the Waldo Canyon Fire near Colorado Springs and the U.S. Air Force Academy on Tuesday night. (Updated)

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“This is a national tragedy.” -@nycarecs (photo by @scottseibold)

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“This is getting out of hand. #WaldoCanyonFire” - @DanCMos (photo from The Denver Post)

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“We have family in CO Springs. This is what they see at the local mall.” -@kTraphagen

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“This is directly behind the Air Force Academy, we need prayers and rain. #waldocanyonfire” - @Zakary

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“#WaldoCanyonFire getting right into Colorado Springs tonight, scary photo in suburbs” -@Alex_Ogle

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“Photo from our house. There are no words.” -@RMWC1

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“U.S. Air Force Academy under threat. This is horrifying.”

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“Mount Doom. #waldocanyonfire” - @BrendanLoy

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“the academy is being evacuated. CO Springs is in bad shape. Wind and night fall only going to make it worse.” -@ekfletch

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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.

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“Mandatory Evacuation Map just sent to us by Colorado Springs.” -@kktv11news

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“Chopper drawing water to fight #Waldocanyonfire” -@Icthus34

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“Amazing photo of Colorado Springs ‪#Waldocanyonfire‬ and the firefighting efforts” -@denverREguy

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“I am beside myself. Speechless. My home sweet home is being destroyed. Panorama of Colorado Springs.” -@megzenger

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“The smoke plume from the #waldocanyonfire as seen from Divide, CO at 6:45 pm on 6/26/12” -@TheSpottedOlive

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