Colorado fires 2013 coverage now includes the tragic death of two people. The fires also threaten Colorado Springs according to a report from last Thursday night (June 13). The report also confirmed that two people trying to flee the oncoming Colorado wildfire perished in their home.
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El Paso County Sheriff Terry Maketa stated that the two victims were actually on the phone at the time that the fire overcame them. He stated that, “The person they were speaking with said he could hear popping and cracking in the background and they (the two people) advised they were leaving right now. We were truly hoping that we could get from day to day without coming across news like this.”
These 2013 Colorado fires have already led to the mandatory evacuation of about 1,000 homes in the northern area of Colorado Springs. Those homes were considered to be in imminent danger and as the morning hours of Friday (June 14) began to arrive, more voluntary evacuations had been urged in the area.
The tragic news from the area hasn’t ended, as reports of at least 360 destroyed homes came in. At last notice, there were more than 400 firefighters battling this blaze with the hopes of getting it contained before more of Colorado Springs could become threatened. High winds in the area had hampered those efforts, though, with only five percent of the perimeter of the fire estimated to have been contained.
As thousands of residents continue to flee, three 2013 Colorado fires continue to burn out of control.
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