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Fox is alert personality historic wildfires causing massive devastation in Colorado.
The fire chief in Colorado Springs calling the -- -- canyon fire quote a firestorm -- epic proportions.
With members of the US air force academy in his city now.
Being evacuated from their post.
Towering flames forcing 32000.
From their homes some with only minutes to pack all of their treasured belongings and get out.
The rush to save their own lives hampered by bumper to bumper traffic and near zero visibility.
The while -- canyon fire already destroying many homes and closing in on the second largest city in the states.
Children and adults alike taking one last look.
Before they go.
Not knowing if they will be the lucky ones who will have a home to go back to -- Doug -- -- Is a Christian ministry group in Colorado.
He was -- he was removed from his home in Colorado Springs earlier this week he joins me now by phone.
-- tell us about -- the evacuation how quickly it went under way in what you saw.
Yeah Megan we I work for the navigators so worldwide now organization and we were we were notified on Saturday.
We have -- a conference center called Glen area conference center it's an amazing place there that.
But chapter right in that same area are home is right there we have a camp called Eagle Lake -- -- -- -- -- the -- announced Saturday.
All of that what is that told by the civil authorities that for the for safety that we need evacuate all our guests our staff our camp counselors everybody from our facilities and and -- the same time and -- -- on the I'm on the phone with -- our focus.
You know -- -- -- -- -- I'm -- our belongings.
And yeah so.
And we had dozens of navigators staff that have been evacuated from their homes -- live in that area as well as you know and and everyone's seen on the news.
Thousands of others that have been evacuated.
How you know hot hot.
How do you choose we have to get out at a moment's notice what to -- -- what to leave.
We could make him we we chose memories we chose things that are close to our heart.
We we've seen got we've seen -- work in our lives and so many different ways so we were picking out things up that reminders of his Providence in his -- -- his goodness.
It's incredible the devastation when you see.
Holmes I mean people's homes entire neighborhoods on fire has some of the pictures we're getting now are really chilling.
What is think what is the emotional state of those.
With whom you evacuated knows that you've surrounded yourself with as they as they noted some of -- most treasured belongings.
May be on fire.
Yeah I think for all of us my wife and I included Chad and I -- -- last night overseeing.
Dad and I think you know that they was dark but you -- -- places all over and we knew that one of those blazes could possibly be our home.
And -- and I know that there -- others on their -- so I know I actually talked to some of them and I just sought tried to see how they were doing.
And I so I would say that most investors definitely moments of being dazed and confused and wondering what's out.
And -- -- -- and I went to bed last night I've been close together.
With great confidence that the things that god.
Tells us as believers in him that united -- eldest that you dwells in the shelter the most I will rest in the shadow of the almighty.
Committees are refugees -- -- -- got -- we trust so we we believe that even though we were Spierkel at the same time and I'm wondering what.
Our future courts as -- -- house.
That all the best -- you.
All the best to you in your family thank you so much for being here.
Megan thanks so much appreciate your prayers and all your viewers prayers for us in Colorado Springs it's -- it's a big big -- Owen and many people are expected.
I can assure you.
You are the beneficiary of them I'm sure our viewers are praying for you right now thank you so much --
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