Tens Of Thousands Flee Colorado Wildfires, Evacuation Orders Giv - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

NEW DETAILS: Destructive Colorado Blaze Doubles Size Overnight; 32,000 Forced From Homes

UPDATE: A raging wildfire roared through neighborhoods and forced 32,000 residents of Colorado Springs to flee their homes.
    
The 24-square mile fire scorched the edges of the U.S. Air Force Academy on Wednesday. Thick smoke and towering flames cloaked the full scope of damage to Colorado's second-largest city.
    
President Barack Obama plans to tour the area on Friday.
    
A separate fire burning in northern Colorado has grown to 136-square miles and destroyed 257 homes.
    
Elsewhere in the West, wildfires in central Utah and Billings, Mont., have each destroyed dozens of homes and forced hundreds of evacuations. Another wildfire in Wyoming's Bridger-Teton National Forest has charred about 19 square miles as of Wednesday.

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - A Colorado wildfire threatening homes and the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs doubled in size overnight to 24 square miles.
    
Fire information officer Rob Dyerberg said Wednesday the fire grew by more than 12 ½ square miles late Tuesday.
    
Dyerberg says homes were destroyed but authorities don't yet know how many.
    
The fire forced frantic mandatory evacuation notices for more than 32,000 residents, including people living at the Air Force Academy.

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