“It was like looking at a military invasion,” Gov. John Hickenlooper, who flew over the Waldo Canyon fire by helicopter on Tuesday night, said during a press conference at Coronado High School.
“It was almost like looking at the worst movie set you could imagine,” Hickenlooper said.
“You could see exactly where the fire came down. All the bright spots, as you got closer, you saw they were people’s homes. They weren’t trees. They were people’s homes, burned to the ground, block after block.”