from flickr user Colorado Scenics
This was taken in the evening of June 26, 2012 the two houses in the foreground are just behind my house [the photographer's]....the fire in the distance are homes that are on fire in Colorado Springs. The fire is in the city of Colorado Springs - a thunderstorm in Denver (70 miles north) send 65 mph winds from the NW, causing the fire to quickly breach a fire defense line on the mountain ridge and it came roaring down into the city with scary speed and destruction. If you have never experienced such a thing....you DON'T want to!!
from flickr user ethan beute
from flickr user Flickr Goot
Small tanker (I believe a Convair CV-580) dropping fire retardant along Rampart Ridge near Queens Canyon fighting the Waldo Canyon Fire...
I know that these veer away from the traditional focus on Minnesota but the photos coming out of Colorado Springs of the Waldo Canyon Fire are so striking that I felt I had to share these depictions of nature's fury.
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