Steve Moraco posted this amazing five-day timelapse video of the Waldo Canyon wildfire that swept onto the northwestern edge of the city of Colorado Springs, Colorado this. At this writing (June 30, 2012 at 7 a.m. CDT, or 12 UTC), InciWeb is reporting 25% containment of the fire and 347 structures lost.
Our thanks to Steve Moraco for posting this video. He said:
Thanks to my family for carefully avoiding bumping the tripod that has been on our deck for the last week, and especially mom who has been incredibly helpful in reminding me to check the camera battery.
Bottom line: Five-day timelapse of wildfire in Colorado Springs, Colorado this week, June 23 to 28, 2012.
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