Thread: Manitou Springs Evacuated!
The entire town of Manitou Springs is being evacuated because of the Waldo fire.
Green Mountain Falls and Chapita Park are also being evacuated.
U.S. 24 is NOT being shut down, but folks are being asked to avoid the area in order to accomodate those leaving the area and law enforcement and fire fighting efforts.
All entrances to Manitou Springs, Cave of the Winds and other area exists are being closed at this time.
Garden of the Gods park is also being cleared.
The fire has come dangerously close to Manitou Springs overnight, and passed the designation point to trigger evacuations of local communities this morning.
This is turning into a nightmare!
As a result, I have sent a message to El Paso County Sheriff's Office to volunteer my services in support of law enforcement efforts in any capacity to help in whatever manner they might find helpful.
Last edited by M-Taliesin; 06-24-2012 at 09:16 AM.