Highway 24 and Pikes Peak Highway closed; pre-evacuation notices in parts of Woodland Park and evacuations at Air Force Academy Camp
By Summit Voice
SUMMIT COUNTY — Helped by a massive aerial attack, firefighters managed to gain a toehold against the 4,500-acre Waldo Canyon Fire near Colorado Springs. Fire officials said late Monday that the fire is 5 percent contained and estimated full containment by mid-July.
But the flames spread far enough to force a closure of Highway 24, a key east-west corridor in the area, and evacuations at the U.S. Air Force Academy Camp and a Forest Service campground. (more…)
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