A break in the weather yesterday came too late for hundreds of homes in the Colorado Springs subdivision of Mountain Shadows. It was painful enough to hear of scattered mountain homes burning in the High Park Fire near Fort Collins; it’s absolutely terrifying to contemplate the damage done in a suburban neighborhood. Reports this morning have varied, with some saying “hundreds” of homes and others saying “more than 300.” More photos at the Denver Post. Video at 9News.com.
Update: It was announced late today that 346 homes on 35 streets have been destroyed by this fire, making it the most destructive fire in Colorado history.