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This is looking W-NW to the Rockrimmon area, about 7-8 miles away. The first shot is a wide angle, probably covering from Garden of the Gods Road on the left to the AF Academy on the right.
I saw a bright white flash on the south end of the fire when I first got to the ridge, and a couple smaller orange flashes a little later.
One of our neighbors is housing a family of evacuees from his church. We have friends who have already been evacuated, and others in areas on the west side getting ready just in case.
This is a humbling reminder for your family to be prepared - not for a zombie apocalypse, but for likely natural disasters, storms, and other possibilities. It can happen to you.
I took this video through my spotting scope at 40x magnification.