by Sarah J.F. Braley | June 27, 2012

Tuesday evening, the 4,500-acre Waldo Canyon fire threatening Colorado Springs, Colo., had spread to its northwestern suburbs, jumping two containment lines, according to the Colorado Springs Gazette. Thankfully, no casualties have been reported. More than 32,000 people in and around Colorado Springs have been evacuated, and more than 13,000 residences are in danger. The Federal Emergency Management Agency authorized the use of federal funds to help fight the fire after Colorado Springs and surrounding El Paso County declared an emergency. "This is obviously beyond the resources of any one agency," Colorado Springs Mayor Steve Bach told CNN. According to a source in Colorado, the Colorado Springs Marriott appears to be in the danger zone, and the Flying W Ranch (a barbecue and western show that was a very popular group outing)  reportedly has been destroyed. The Broadmoor District, home of the 744-room Broadmoor and the 316-room Cheyenne Mountain Resort, is about 15 miles from of the danger zone, for the moment. The Woodland Heights fire in Estes Park, at the entrance to Rocky Mountain National Park, has been contained after 20 homes were destroyed. The High Park Fire, the largest currently burning in the state, has consumed more than 200 homes, but is not a threat to major recreation areas. Moving video of the Colorado Springs fire can be seen here: Christian Science Monitor.