For those who aren't yet aware, Colorado has been struck by a bunch of pretty hardcore bushfires over the past week or two. Centered on Colorado Springs, estimates so far say over 350 homes and something like 100,000 acres of bush have been destroyed. Over 32,000 people have been evacuated, but sadly, five people have also been killed. President Obama issued an emergency declaration yesterday, and flew out to Colorado Springs to survey the disaster zone.
Google Crisis Map
This is a fascinating time-lapse video of five days of the fire. It's got some amazing footage, and you have to think the smoke alone would be enough to evacuate over.
For anyone interested in sending Colorado some cash, try the American Red Cross or www.helpcoloradonow.org