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ViewFromSiderisHomeColoradoSprings15MinBeforeEvacuation26June2012_ByTerrySideris

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The View of the Waldo Canyon Fire 15 minutes before the Sideris family evacuated their home in Colorado Springs, CO on June 26, 2012.  Photo by Terry Sideris.

Picture snapped moments before the Sideris family had to heed evacuation warnings from local officials to protect themselves from the raging widlfire.

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About the author: Brenda Ekwurzel is a senior climate scientist and assistant director of climate research and analysis at UCS. She has expertise on many aspects of climate variability including Arctic Ocean and sea ice, wildfires, groundwater, and coastal erosion. She holds a Ph.D. in isotope geochemistry from Columbia University (Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory). See Brenda's full bio.

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