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I'm Lisa Acuna and Colorado Springs near the wall though canyon fire where we have just received an update firefighters say they are now.
At 30% containment and they say that they now feel they are making significant progress in this battle that has lasted one week now the fire did -- somewhat overnight however the command -- here tells us.
That is to be -- is expected the destruction stands at more than 171000.
Acres now 346.
Homes have been destroyed in this blaze which makes it.
The most destructive fire in Colorado's history.
Two people have died and just under ten people are still missing.
President Obama made the battle in Colorado a topic of his weekly radio address and a visit here he paid yesterday.
Take a listen.
One of the things I told these firefighters there's that -- we can provide them all the resources they need.
But only they provide their courage and the disciplined.
To be able to actually fight these fires.
-- Colorado Springs on Friday the president called the firefighters.
Call the firefighters genuine heroes and told some of them that they are changing these residents lives with the work they are doing he also met with evacuees at a makeshift shelter.
And got an up close look at some of the damage and one of the hardest hit neighborhoods.
101000 people remain evacuated that's down from the 32000 who were initially chased from their homes.
From these fires folks have been told however if the winds shift they will need to leave at a moment's notice.
-- -- -- -- -- thank you so much for that update.
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