Jun 28, 2012 11:28 PM EDT
The City of Colorado Springs released a Waldo Canyon fire evacuation map on Thursday urging residents of the most threatening areas not to return to their homes.
On Thursday firefighters continued to battle the Waldo Canyon fire which has burned 16,750 acres as of today, according to the site inciweb.org. The fire has destroyed 346 homes and forced more than 35,000 people to flee, Reuters reported.
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The Waldo Canyon Fire has become the most destructive in Colorado's history, according to Reuters.
Fortunately, no deaths or serious injuries have been reported by the fire so far.
Today, mandatory evacuations were ordered for residents of the following Colorado Springs areas: Cedar Heights, West of 30th Street from Gateway Road to Centennial, Pinon Valley, Mountain Shadows, Perregrine and Rockrimmon (northwest of Woodmen Rd./Rockrimmon Blvd. and Vindicator).
For the latest information about the Waldo Canyon Fire Click Here.
The city informed that only 15 percent of the Waldo Canyon Fire had been contained as of Thursday evening as downslope winds and rain helped firefighters to overcome the blaze.
See the Waldo Canyon fire Evacuation Map Below:
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