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Now thick plumes of smoke from a raging inferno darkening skies more than fifty miles away.
These clouds of fiery air and smoke drifting from northern Colorado in -- Cheyenne Wyoming.
Firefighters racing to protect homes and buildings in the line of that fire.
He said you know the -- I can say that when I left to canyon.
Certain houses -- there but.
I don't know if they're standing now.
-- foreigners live in Fort Collins, Colorado they closer to getting this under control there Stan.
-- -- this wildfire continues to burn largely out of control -- can see some fresh smoke over my right shoulder and back over here we see a lot more smoke there's fire has now burned.
Square -- one of the largest in Colorado history.
I it has now 10% contained we expect to have an update.
Later on this hour to get new containment figures we hope that -- the -- but -- we square miles burned.
The fire is burning in a westerly direction that's good news for the people Fort Collins it's burning away from that large city but it is burning into an area.
Infested by Beatles so basically -- lot lots of trees standing that are dead so lots of fuel there.
12100 firefighters now battling this fire on 24 hour shifts this is a fire started on Saturday with a lightning strike killed a 62 year old woman.
Over the weekend a hundred more are more homes have been destroyed.
The cost of this fire so -- to fight.
Three million dollars.
The weather should cooperate a little bit better today we're expecting to have a little cooler temperatures a little less wind and more humidity chance arraigned later tonight.
We do expect to have some help on the way at least fighting -- western wildfires later this summer President Obama yesterday signed -- law.
Double while the US Forest Service to buy seven more those huge air tankers now five of the country's ten super tankers are working this Colorado fire.
The fleet will -- to seventeen with three of the seven new ones.
Available to the IUS Forest Service in sixty days.
All those things can drop 2400.
Gallons of fire retardant flight over 300 miles per hour so they are a huge weapon in -- fires but.
Of course this one will continue to burn for several more days we are expecting an update later on this morning to get.
New containment -- the rate now stands at 10% and over 73.
Miles square miles burned bill you really here for the homeowners who are not fair they don't know what's come of their homes that woman pointed out earlier.
Dan Springer thanks for.
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