ST LOUIS (LALATE) – The new Waldo Canyon Fire and existing Little Sand Fire (fire maps below) are expanding the Colorado wildfires today. The Waldo Canyon Fire and Little Sand Fire joined the High Park Fire as continued Colorado wildfire threats expand this weekend. The Waldo Canyon Fire is prompting the bigger threat for firefighters Sunday.
Shortly after noon Saturday, officials reported that the Waldo Canyon Fire erupted. Today, the fire is being battled by three hundred fifty personnel. In a news briefing, officials confirm hat the fire has zero containment and has burned two thousand acres.
Since Saturday, no structures have been damaged in the Waldo Canyon Fire. Officials tell news that a Type I Incident Management Team will join the fire Sunday to fight its advancement through the region.
Mandatory evacuation orders for the Waldo Canyon Fire were issued to news last night. They include “Cedar Heights Subdivision and Mountain Shadows south of Chuck Wagon”, the City of Manitou Springs, Crystal Park Subdivision.
The Little Sand Fire, in contrast, started back on May 13. But officials tell news that the fire is prompting new concerns this weekend. The fire has burned eighteen thousand acres and is at thirty-four percent containment. But with humidity at fourteen percent and winds moving southwest at 22 mph, officials are concerned about Little Sand today.