July 3, 2012

Rain, Finally!!!

We are finally getting some much needed rain.  No doubt this greatly helps the 1,500 fire fighters who are working on the Waldo Canyon Fire.  The community has been rallying their support for them with signs, banners and even donations.  It’s good to see them get some appreciation. As of today the fire has been 80% contained at 18,247 acres.  The bad news is it cost approximately $8.8 million to fight the fire.  Additionally, the fire has also cost $110 million in lost homes and 2,100 people are still evacuated from their homes.  This has been the worst year on record for wildfire damage in Colorado and the wildfire season may not be over.  Burning bans and are currently in effect in El Paso county due to the record dry and hot weather.  Many recreation ares remain closed or heavily restricted.