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INFERNO 32,000 Flee ‘Epic’ Colorado Blaze Galon Wampler / AP Photo

32,000 Flee ‘Epic’ Colorado Blaze

Wildfires in Colorado continue to rage. As of Wednesday morning, the 6,200-acre blaze had been only 5 percent contained, and 65 mph winds blew the fire through containment lines into northwest Colorado Springs on Tuesday. Officials say it is exhibiting “extreme fire behavior.” Roughly 32,000 residents have been evacuated from the area so far. Colorado Springs reached a record 101 degrees on Tuesday, and conditions are expected to be hot and dry until early next week. Gov. John Hickenlooper said, “It’s as serious as it gets,” while the Colorado Springs fire chief labeled it “a firestorm of epic proportions.” President Obama will visit the area on Friday to survey the damage.

June 27, 2012 5:57 PM