The number of inhabitants of the U.S. state of Colorado, evacuated because of wildfires, was already 32 000, said on Wednesday, CNN citing local authorities.
Previously reported to evacuate 11,000 people.
Natural fires raging in eastern Colorado last Saturday. Contributes to the rapid spread of fire, dry and windy weather. To date, around the city of Colorado Springs fire covered area of 2.5 thousand hectares, the flames had already spread to the city's neighborhoods. In addition to the residents of the western districts of the city authorities had to evacuate and located in Colorado Springs, the U.S. Air Force Academy.
"Worst fire conditions. Though there stove", — quotes agency spokeswoman said fire service Anne Rice-Sikora (Anne Rys-Sikora).
At the moment, in the state of Colorado are raging six large wildfires. With fire fighting thousands of firefighters involved about 70 units of aircraft.