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Colorado Springs Ravaged by FireSalem-News.com
Mandatory Evacuation: Everything N & w of Garden of the Gods Road and I-25 and the Air Force Academy; S of Garden of the Gods Road, west of Centennial Blvd, south to Fillmore St. and Fontmore Road, east of 30th Street, north and west of Gateway Road.
(WOODLAND PARK, CO) - Colorado Springs is the scene of a massive fire that has threatened residents and led to large evacuations.
The AP reports that the fire has already affected mre than 2,100 residents. They are being evacuated at this time from the U.S. Air Force Academy. Heavy smoke is billowing from this wildfire that has already claimed several homes located near Colorado Springs.
Two housing areas are primarily affected, residents are being asked to evacuate from all of these areas.
Fire information officer Greg Heule told The AP Tuesday, that the fire was less than five miles from the southwest corner of the campus for the Air Force Academy
Officials in Utah say one woman died after returning to her home after being evacuated. Residents are advised to follow the directions of officials and not to underestimate the blaze.
According to the city's Website: (www.springsgov.com)
Colorado Springs Informal and Formal City Council meetings on Monday, June 25 and Tuesday, June 26 have been cancelled. A special meeting will take place at 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 27
Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services Closures, Cancellations and Relocations
All City buses are running on regular schedules.
REGISTER FOR REVERSE 911
Please DO NOT bring any donations directly to shelters or the incident command post. They cannot handle donations or distribution of them.
Non-emergency assistance and service referrals: Pikes Peak United Way, (719) 955-0742
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