Wildfires Blaze in Colorado

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Flames and smoke erupt atop a ridge near Horsetooth Reservoir on June 11, 2012 near Laporte, Colorado. (Marc Piscotty/Getty)

Over 30,000 people have been evacuated from the towns around Colorado Springs, Colorado’s second biggest city, where the Waldo Canyon wildfire doubled in size yesterday. 

"We just flew over the fires so we could see the path that they came down out of the hills. It was like looking at a military invasion," Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper said Wednesday. "When you get weather like we’ve just seen — it’s dry, it’s hot, and then you get those winds — we have the greatest firefighters on earth fighting this fire and there’s nothing they can do when you get this kind of weather.”

Nathan Heffel is a reporter with KUNC public radio in Greeley, Colorado. Janice Coen is an expert on how wildfires spread with the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colorado.

Guests:

Janice Coen and Nathan Heffel

Produced by:

John Light

Comments [2]

Kate from NYC

Nah, Ed. It's more likely Nature's revenge on humankind's exploitation, degradation, and coercive manipulation of the planet and its environment at the expense of all other living beings.

Jun. 28 2012 07:49 AM
Ed from Larchmont

I wonder if these fires, threatening the US Air Force base, is God's comment on the morality of the drone attacks used by the administration.

Jun. 28 2012 06:01 AM

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