- Posted July 2, 2012 by
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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Colorado and Utah wildfires
Waldo Canyon Return
- stein0726, CNN iReport producer
Several homes within 200m of our house, at all compass points, were totally destroyed, but we had no visible damage to our entire one-acre lot. No smoke damage inside. Timers on some of our indoor lights indicated that since the fire began, we had electricity for all but 90 minutes. In fact, the milk was still fresh in our fridge!
Others around us were not nearly so lucky and the total devastation of most of the homes shocked us. It seemed that homes were either almost untouched or down to ashes.
While there were wide swaths of destruction that seemed easy to explain, there were also isolated incidents of a single home burned to the ground among many that were untouched--and just the opposite in the hardest hit areas.