Waldo Canyon Fire evacuees turned back trying to cross lines
COLORADO SPRINGS — The signs and orange cones on westbound Woodmen Road clearly say: ”No Traffic Allowed.” But some of the Waldo Canyon Fire‘s 32,000 evacuees tried to return home anyway.
“They said no,” one woman told us, when asked by what police told her as she tried to drive back to her home.
Over at one of five Red Cross shelters at Cheyenne Mountain High School in Colorado Springs, the parking lot is full of evacuees.
“My daughter’s asthma started acting up,” says Symone Covey, who is there with her family.
The American Red Cross has opened a 5th shelter at Victor Jr. High School, at 410 B Street in Victor.
More than 32,000 people remained evacuated Wednesday as the Waldo Canyon Fire continued to burn with minimal containment in El Paso County.