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In Video and Pictures: More than 32,000 evacuated and hundreds of houses destroyed as monster Colorado fire too dangerous to assess DOUBLES in size
- 32,000 evacuated from Colorado Springs including Air Force Academy cadets as inferno spreads
- hundreds of homes lost in Waldo Canyon Fire – named number one priority for emergency crews
- Obama to tour the disaster-stricken area on Friday to meet firefighters working around the clock
The raging Colorado Springs wildfire sent thousands of people fleeing yesterday and left them begging exhausted fire crews for information on the fate of their homes.
The fire, which doubled in size to around 28 square miles, had forced more than 32,000 residents to evacuate from the state’s second largest city. Among those urgently evacuated were cadets at the Air Force Academy as firefighters fought to save the building.
Heavy smoke and ash billowed down the mountain from the Waldo Canyon Fire, which is top priority for the nation’s firefighters. Jeffrey Lucas, who has lived in the area all his life, said his family home had burned to the ground.
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