Colorado Springs Wildfire Forces Evacuation of 32,000

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An explosive wildfire has forced the evacuation of nearly 32,000
residents in and near Colorado Springs, Co., as the inferno jumped
containment lines and entered the northwest part of the city on Tuesday.

As the Colorado Springs Gazette
reports, over 800 firefighters are currently battling the blaze in
shifts. Before accounting for the fire’s latest expansion, it was
covering 6,500 acres with five percent containment. The fire doubled in
size overnight, according to the Associated Press. Officials still aren’t sure how many homes were destroyed.

The same fire is also threatening the U.S. Air Force Academy, prompting further evacuations.

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