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Wildfire Continues to Rage in Colorado

By: CBS
By: CBS

300 firefighters are battling a wildfire in Colorado. The flames have consumed nine-and-a-half square miles and thousands have been evacuated.

Some of the thousands evacuated from the wildfire in the Boulder foothills have made the trek over to Artists’ Point. They look out over the vista to watch the firefighting efforts and search for their homes.

Clark Stephens can see his house is still standing.

“I wish we could do something about it, but at least being able to watch is comforting,” he said.

Residents have relied on the mountaintop view and the daily press briefings to get information about the fire.

Alex and William just moved into their house two months ago. It’s located within the fire zone.

“You just got the house and so much you have done to it, new floors, new lighting,” said Alex Rivera.

The fire has burned more than 6,000 acres, but it’s still zero percent contained.

Crews from other parts of Colorado and Wyoming are helping the nearly 300 firefighters who are already fighting the flames.

Cooler temperatures and higher humidity are giving people hope that firefighters will be able to hold the line.

The evacuees hope firefighters will get the upper hand soon, so they can return to their homes and see close up what’s left.

Officials are looking for eight residents of the area who are unaccounted for.


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