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Fox News alert new information now on one of the while fires burning in Colorado.
This is the -- -- canyon fire it is jumped fire lines.
And is now in the city of Colorado Springs the fire is about 5% contained.
After it doubled in size overnight.
And now authorities are saying the heat from the flames is so intense the situation so dangerous.
They can not even get into the area to access.
Did damage and assess what has happened here 32000.
Forced from their homes more than 2000 people had to evacuate the US air force academy.
Alicia Acuna is -- along the fire lines in Colorado Springs highly -- Hi Greg this is -- fired at this time yesterday fire crews are feeling fairly confident about in their fight in and in the -- Arm came in in brought in 65 mile per hour winds it pushed in so fast.
They took those claims and move them right over neighborhoods in Colorado Springs so quickly that all fire crews could do was just watch them take over neighborhoods they're -- they can't count.
The number of houses destroyed all they can say right now is it is in -- doesn't take a listen.
This is not.
A defensive situation by any stretch there are countless countless.
Examples of -- house -- There are some homes impact there's no question about it I am actually not a prepared to release that number we don't know the number.
Again this is an active fire it's not even remotely close to being contain.
And the big problem right now the heat and the wind the wind right now is moving westward that's a big problem and it was a problem last night right we show you why this is interstate 25 a major -- -- -- the United States.
It was closed in both directions last night because it was overtaken with.
Smoke -- -- -- back over here you can see over here over my right shoulder the air force academy 2000 residents evacuated off the base there expecting an additional 1000 plus new cadets incoming tomorrow they're trying to figure out how to manage that in behind -- over here.
Fourteen -- -- behind me you can't even see it here because it's been overtaken by smoke and flames back to you and amazing situation Alicia Acuna thanks very much.
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