Picture of the Day: The Terrible Grandeur of the Waldo Canyon Fire

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The photograph above -- which, in all its hazy, sweeping grandeur, could be from the Hudson River School -- was taken by Don Savage, standing in southwestern Colorado Springs, looking northwest to the fire's source.

The fire pictured above -- which is called the Waldo Canyon fire -- has destroyed 346 homes.

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