Colorado wildfire of ‘Epic Proportions’ displaces 32,000
(CNN) – Predicted thunderstorms could complicate efforts Wednesday to tame an explosive wildfire that has already chased some 32,000 residents from their homes near Colorado Springs, Colorado. The fire doubled in size overnight and by Wednesday morning, 15,324 acres were burning with only 5% contained.
Colorado Springs set a record high of 101 on Tuesday as firefighters contended with brutal conditions, including ash falling on highways and neighborhoods. Officials rushed in crews and aerial equipment in a bid to slow the fire. The forecast stays hot and dry for the foreseeable future, with daytime highs not falling out of the 90s until early next week, according to the National Weather Service. Click to read more from CNN http://www.cnn.com/2012/06/27/us/western-wildfires/index.html
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