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Colorado Wildfires Threaten Navigators' Camps

Well-known Glen Eyrie castle evacuated; camp horses allowed to run free.

Among the Colorado wildfires drawing national attention today, the Waldo Canyon fire in Colorado Springs poses an immediate threat to the Navigators' Glen Eyrie Conference Center and Eagle Lake Camp properties. The blaze, which has spread over 5,000 acres in three days, was only at 5 percent containment today, reports ABC News Colorado.

Hundreds of workers are currently on the ground battling the blaze, which has burned down an Eagle Lake tent platform and come dangerously close to its barn, auto shop, and maintenance director's home.

"They've been praying God would raise walls of protection around the camp," said Melissa Anderson, a 24-year-old Glen Eyrie resident and friend of Eagle Lake's maintenance directors. "Apparently, the fire went through the barn area and auto shop and came all the way up to their house, where the firefighters are fighting it off now. They're trying hard to save the camp and the buildings."

Fortunately, there were no campers Saturday when the blaze broke out, as ...

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