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A wildfire alert crews are battling to hold the line it gets the most destructive wildfire ever in Colorado.
The so called black forest fire has so far charred more than 25 square miles an area larger than Manhattan.
Since it broke out on Tuesday just north and east of Colorado Springs.
And we learned yesterday that the fire turned deadly officials say they've ordered a criminal investigation after they found two bodies inside a garage and heavily wooded area.
Just hours ago authorities lifted the mandatory evacuations around the city but they say the flames have destroyed 400.
Look at the path of this destruction in one neighborhood.
The black -- reportedly -- where some houses once stood while others within that charred landscape somehow managed to escape the flames.
-- -- he Acuna is in Colorado Springs for us tonight police again.
Shivered authorities are still in the middle of a briefing right -- and applause just broke out because they said they had a very good day.
And then later on in the afternoon.
Look at this this is what happened.
Rain and a lot of it which is much was what exactly what firefighters needed.
They say they had a tremendous day today because of this rain this is with a sheriff describes this.
Something's finally turned in our favor and I think if you look at it is afraid.
We we got our tails kicked for a couple days I think yesterday.
With the agreement we'll -- -- we saw does that draw and I think today we deliver some -- Rich Harvey is the incident commander who has organized all of the resources here in Colorado rich -- announced that they are now it.
30% containment that he did say ship they are nowhere near where they need to be and they are still battering.
Battling this ferocious fire and you mentioned those evacuation orders that have been listed there are still tens of thousands of people.
Out of their homes in the burn area is not included in net so there are still up to 400 people who still don't know whether or not they have something to return to.
Well -- see that black forest fires not the only one burning in Colorado said -- They're two others raising Iraqi mountains one of them -- even farther north and Colorado Springs the so called big meadow fire has affected a few hundred acres.
Meantime the royal gorge fire.
Has charred more than 3000 acres south and west of Colorado Springs.
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