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By The Cycle Staff

Today on The Cycle we reported live from the wildfire scene giving the latest information.

Early Friday morning Obama declared Colorado Springs a disaster area. With that label will come more money as well as aid from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). About $5.2 million has been spent to extinguish the blaze.

As of Friday, the 1,200 firefighters and responders contained 15 percent of the fire. 35,000 residents have been evacuated from the area. A handful of people are allowed home today, however most are still awaiting further orders.

Colorado’s notoriously dry weather and large winds exasperate fires. 

No cause or origin has been pinpointed yet, but the FBI and local officials are investigating the area.

Tune in to msnbc for your latest coverage.

 

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