Waldo Canyon Wildfire Night View

The Waldo Canyon Wildfire was the most destructive in Colorado history. The blaze raged into the city of Colorado Springs on the evening of 26 June 2012 and my wife and I and thousands of others were forced to evacuate the northwest segment of the city. I made this image that night from my vantage point approximately 10 miles from the flames as 346 homes were engulfed and destroyed. Sixty-five mph winds fanned the fire making it spread quickly. Fortunately, our home was spared.

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