Authorities evacuated more neighborhoods Wednesday as firefighters tried to slow a wildfire that roared down foothills and razed residential areas in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
The Waldo Canyon Fire had engulfed 15,517 acres and was only 5% contained.
Late Tuesday, authorities said evacuations stood at 32,000. That number rose Wednesday to more than 35,000, with additional neighborhoods cleared, said Dave Rose, public information officer for El Paso County.
“We have rehearsed and practiced disasters,” said Rose. “We have never seen one like this before.”. . .