Early this morning, I took this photo looking south toward the site of the Waldo Canyon Fire. There was a moderate smell of smoke, which is actually not bad, since it meant it was cool enough for the fire to lay down overnight. Yesterday the Incident Command Team announced 45% containment. Last night, the El Paso County Sheriff lifted the pre-evacuation notice for our area.
Although yesterday was full of good news as far as lifting evacuations and fire fighting progress, I don’t think many of us in this region will feel particularly safe until the snow flies. However, the start of daily afternoon rains would be helpful.