This same month last year there was a pretty bad fire on the west side of Colorado Springs now there is a bad fire on the very north edge of Colorado Springs in Black Forest. Close to 400 houses have been burned down and close to 10,000 people have been evacuated. I took these photos from the top of our street. Depending on the wind the smoke changes direction. There is also a bad fire at the Royal Gorge in Canon City which is south of us but beyond the mountain so we can't get any photos of it. Its scary when its right in your community. I pray they get it under control.