Picture of the Day – 6/27/12
Smoke rises over the Utah Rockies, as the Wood Hollow Fire burns, having consumed over 39,000 acres of forest. The fire is one of three major fires currently burning in Colorado and Utah. The High Park Fire, near Fort Collins, CO, has burned over 82,000 acres in two weeks; the Waldo Canyon fire, near Colorado Springs, CO, has burned over 15,000 acres since it’s start last week. The fires are threatening Pike’s Peak, a popular tourist area, as well as the U.S. Air Force Academy, and over 35,000 people have been evacuated from the surrounding areas. Read the Reuters report about the fire to learn more.