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.