Governor Hickenlooper speaks on Colorado wildfires

By: KKCO Email
By: KKCO Email

NEAR COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KKCO) A fire that started Saturday near Colorado Springs has grown to more than 2,000 acres, and thousands of people have evacuated their homes. At a press conference Sunday near the Waldo Canyon fire, Governor John Hickenlooper talked about containment efforts. He also spoke about the news that arson is behind some smaller fires that started earlier in the week. The governor said wind is the greatest enemy at this point.

"And now all of a sudden you see that column is all dispersed. There's lots of wind up there, that's gonna move the fire all that much more rapidly. They had an extra thousand acres that burned last night. Normally, you rarely see fires grow that much in a night, even large fires," says Hickenlooper.


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