The fire here got out of control today with strong winds and high temps. The fire is now heading down the western foothills in numerous spots and starting to burn the huge homes in the foothills. They have even started mandatory evacuation of the Air Force Academy! My drive home tonight was almost out of a disaster movie. Police and fire engines, ambulances driving down the wrong side of the road because 12,000 people had to evacuate their homes on the west side of town all of a sudden and clogged all eastern routes. I have some amazing pictures that I'm going to put up as soon as I can find a decent host.
I have also lost all cell phone service as people are all trying to reach relatives.