CO Wildfires Force Tens of Thousands To Evacuate [VIDEO]

Erratic winds and extremely dry conditions continue fueling flames in about a dozen Colorado wildfires, forcing mass evacuations of over 32,000 residents.

FOX News Radio’s Courtney Kealy reports:

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Tens of thousands of people in Colorado ordered to evacuate because of advancing wildfires. Like this man in Boulder County.

(Resident) “It was absolutely scary. I mean there is no other word. We’re just petrified of it.”

Part of the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs has been shut down, with some 2,100 people who live on the grounds cleared from the campus.

Colorado Springs Fire Chief Rich Brown called it a “firestorm of epic proportions”.

It could become one of the biggest disasters in Colorado history and its already being called the worst wildfire season ever.

Courtney Kealy, FOX News Radio.

WATCH as one Colorado Springs resident tell his story of evacuating HERE:

Editor’s Note: President Obama will travel to Colorado on Friday, where he will tour the damage caused by the wildfires and personally thank firefighters.  His plans were revealed following a call with CO Gov. John Hickenlooper.




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