Wildfire near Colorado Springs reaches epic proportions

06/27/2012 22:22

UPI:  COLORADO SPRINGS, June 27 (UPI) -- Mandatory evacuations for Colorado's Waldo Canyon fire were expanded Wednesday as the inferno double in size to more than 15,000 acres.

The evacuations were expanded to El Paso and Teller counties and the south and east sides of Woodland Park as the fire increasingly threatened populated areas of Colorado Springs, The Denver Post reported.

The fire was encroaching upon the U.S. Air Force Academy Wednesday afternoon, and the National Guard has been called in to help battle the blaze, KKTV, Colorado Springs, reported.

"The fire right now, like yesterday, did not push toward us but it's creeping," the Post quoted Woodland Park Mayor David Turley as saying.

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