Oh my god. If I have any friends on here who live in the Colorado Springs area, please be safe. The Waldo Canyon wildfire is completely out of control. Over 12,000 people have already been evacuated from the area, and countless homes and other structures have already burned to the ground. High temperatures, strong winds, and a lack of rain for a long time have all made this a disaster of epic proportions. Last night the fire breached the containment lines after strong winds ignited it again, and it's creeping closer to Colorado Springs all the time, and burning whole neighborhoods to the ground as it goes. :'(
We just received this picture from Schuyler Vandersluis, who is evacuating from his home in Mountain Shadows. "I live just north of flying w ranch which has already burned down, so I don't expect to come back to a home," he wrote.
Do not want. :( I know I have some friends on Facebook who live in the area, and they've been posting pictures and are about to be evacuated themselves, but I'm not sure about LJ. So if you live in that area, be safe! Evacuate when told to! Get away from the fire! :(