Obama set to visit fire ravaged Colorado Springs
Mayor weighs in on the damage
- Duration 2:48
- Date Jun 29, 2012
Mayor weighs in on the damage
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More now on that we didn't fire that is raging Colorado won it seven in -- the president is on his way right now.
-- to visit the area he's going to be talking with our next guest Steve -- joins us.
Live on the phone from Colorado's sprains that side of the wall dove canyon fire and mr.
I when the president visits today what do you think is the most important thing for him to know.
Well we appreciate so the president declaring area.
No actual vote disaster or disrupt critical role that -- will feel hopeful -- systems which we -- point eight.
And why he need that now.
Well we have a lot of destruction we've got -- Or -- 2000 acres have been burned -- -- national force and then a little quote -- were -- we've lost but 330 goal of -- for.
-- we've got at least built for two more of that film are heavily damaged and we're not through with -- -- -- has your home.
How is your home is your home okay five.
Well I'm fine -- my wife and I moved goto still not too long goal and we have to move from where the fire actually used.
There and in the city which is the order of most quotable -- fortunate.
Where all these people going 30000.
And evacuating -- Where are they able to -- Well we've been evacuated -- for a 32000 people that order spelled out -- 22000 we've got a number shall do so -- controls more cultural or.
And people throughout the region have been drinking and only -- and where the president was greater in the community -- really coming together I want to emphasize.
The worst in the far northwest -- of works pretty.
So that most of our cities just following all of our attractions are open then they're -- old folks who come here and -- enjoy the summer.
This is sending out a good reminder for us of course how does the fire -- today.
It looks better yesterday were purple -- very different -- -- weeks.
It really was -- fire storm of epic proportions according to the US or shall rest.
It's about 15% contained but what would start down which is essential -- -- after a pretty good that it can -- ever seen anything like us now.
So I -- -- -- 45 years we've always been concerned about a possible about backdrop while -- ordered the national forest.
They're just unfortunately -- picked up.
Oh yeah storm conditions were desperate hockey low humidity and that we had a stroke up a little bit here with sixty -- well there are worlds and three rugged framework what really impressed with the -- command or two -- -- -- -- state of Colorado opening and they are county and the city will -- to go to.
-- 45 years that area and you sound like angry person for the president to speak with mr.
-- nice to have you today.
Thank you for the time misty -- he's been -- of Colorado Springs in our.
Our hearts and our prayers of course got a lot of people out there affected by the wildfires today we're gonna have more on this.