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Fire of epic proportions destroys some neighborhoods of Colorado Springs

The flames have destroyed between 200 and 300 homes and forced the evacuation of 36,000 residents

A fire of epic proportions that devastated around Colorado Springs in the western United States, has entered the city on Wednesday, forcing the evacuation of 36,000 people and causing the destruction of buildings. “It’s a firestorm of epic proportions,” summarized the fire chief of the city, Richard Brown, quoted by local daily ‘Denver Post’.

Colorado Springs, Colorado’s second city, is located a hundred miles southeast of Denver, the state capital. Throughout the day, the city was covered by a thick layer of smoke as the flames several meters high invaded some neighborhoods. The fire continued to progress during the day, destroying about 7,500 hectares of vegetation. There was no victim, but 36,000 people have been evacuated, told CNN the governor of Colorado, John Hickenlooper. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on June 29, 2012 in Historical, Human, Mysterious, Nature

 

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