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Wildfires Ravaging Parts of Colorado
06/25/2012
 

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - Colorado's governor says military

help is being called in to help crews at a wildfire that has

prompted thousands of residents near Colorado Springs to flee.

Governor John Hickenlooper said Saturday that two C-130 military

transport planes from Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado Springs

would assist Monday.

At least 11,000 residents of Manitou Springs and other vacation

towns nearby are evacuating. Thousands of tourists are leaving

hotels, rental cabins and campgrounds.

The fire has grown to more than 2,000 acres amid tinder dry

conditions and gusty winds. The blaze remained zero percent

contained by midday Sunday.

Eight separate wildfires are burning across Colorado, which is

seeing record-breaking heat.

 

© Associated Press
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