Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Wildfires still rage, but contained.  Others crop up!

Susan Solich and her family lost their beautiful Mountain Shadows, Colo., home in the Waldo Canyon Fire. It was devastating news for Solich, who lost her daughter and son-in-law two years ago and now cares for her four grandsons.

Residents, forced to evacuate their homes in path of the Waldo Canyon blaze in Colorado Springs, return to find only burned-out remains of their communities. NBC’s Miguel Almaguer reports.

A fire crew huddles at the Little Bear Fire in the Lincoln National Forest near Ruidoso, New Mexico, on June 13. Some 2,500 people were forced to evacuate their homes. (Kari Greer / U.S. Forest Service via Reuters) 
Waldo fire keeps blaziing

Inside the Colorado burn zone

We're Still at War: Photo of the Day for July 4, 2012

Wed Jul. 4, 2012 7:04 AM PDT

US Marine Corps Sgt. Christopher Judy holds position on a beach with the Polish vessel ORP Krakow in the background during a Baltic Operations (BALTOPS) 2012 amphibious operation exercise in Palanga, Lithuania. BALTOPS is a joint and combined exercise designed to enhance multinational maritime capabilities and interoperability between the U.S. and European nations in the Baltic region. Department of Defense photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jeff Troutman.