Two people have been killed and more than 350 homes destroyed in what is being called the most destructive fire in Colorado’s history. Started outside the city of Colorado Springs in the community of Black Forest, the fire has burned nearly 16,000 acres at the time of this writing, and thousands of residents have been evacuated. Firefighters say shifting winds, hot temperatures and dry forests are fueling the dangerous fire, causing it to double back and threaten homes once thought as safe. Many of the threatened homes are worth millions of dollars. Containment is said to only be at five percent.
More than 750 firefighters, active duty military and National Guard are assisting in fighting the fire. Join churchleaders.com staff in praying for those living in the area as well as first responders, police and firefighters.