(Vivian Chan 8th Grader)
The terribly high temperatures baked the Front Range, along with 100’s of fire fighters and 100 planes or helicopters. Also, at the same time, Denver tied with five straight days of at least one hundred degrees. Firemen say that the hot winds pushing the fire even farther was the problem. But since they can’t simply stop the wind, they must find another way to stop the fires, before it pushes too far.
Ever since it was reported (June 26th), the wildfire has burned about fourteen thousand acres of land and properties. Although the source of the fire is still remaining unknown, investigators are still searching for an answer to this tragic disaster. Colorado Springs Police Chief informs everyone that an anonymous person was willing to pay a five hundred thousand dollar award for information leading the arrest of anyone who looted the homes.
After about three days, the blaze has moved to burn around 4,500 acres of land and homes. It was estimated that around seven million dollars’ worth of homes and land was burnt down to ashes, leaving many homeless.