There has been a terrible wildfire raging in the Colorado Springs area this past week. It is called Black Forest Blaze. The firefighters are now starting to contain the fire.
Two souls have perished in this fire.
This morning, I read that about 500 houses have been lost. Some people, who had been evacuated, are just beginning to go back and have a look
From NASA, taken on June 12, 2013.
From the US Forest Service, A C-130 cargo plane spreading fire-retardant over the wildfires. Taken June 12, 2013.
US map of the states by, Environmental Protection agency. I drew a red line in the state of Colorado. Colorado has the Rocky Mountains in its borders.
This map shows the location on the Rocky Mountains in the US by, Lynn Topinka, US Geological Survey. I put a blue X on the state of Colorado.
Colorado Springs is in the Southern Rockies. Its most famous mountain peak is called Pikes Peak. It is in the eastern potion of this part of the Rockies.
A modified satellite image by Wikimedia Commons User:terraprints, http://www.terraprints.com.
The rest of the pictures are from Wikimedia Commons.
This is a view of Colorado Springs from Pikes Peak by, DrunkDriver.
Pikes Peak by, Viewfromthepeak.
I am showing one picture from the parks around Colorado Springs. It gives a very small look at this lovely part of the world.
These two pictures are by, CaroleHanson.
Bear Creek Regional Park.
Bear Creek Canon Park.
North Cheyenne Canyon Park.
Monument Valley Park by, Jeffrey Beall.
Palmer Park by, Rick.
Prospect Lake, Memorial Park by, DarlAuthurS.
This last picture is of Garden of the Gods Park by, John Fowler from Placitas, NM, USA.