Massive wildfires in Colorado spread to many tourist destinations over the weekend. One blaze near Colorado Springs grew to over three square miles on Sunday, forcing more than 11,000 residents to evacuate. In Rocky Mountain National Park, a wildfire destroyed vacation cabins and clouds of smoke were blowing towards the Stanley Hotel that inspired Stephen King’s “The Shining.” Governor John Hickenlooper said that half of the nations firefighting fleet is in Colorado fighting the fire, and more planes are on the way. Eight wildfires are currently burning in the state, which is having its worst wildfire season in a decade.
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