Colorado fires sweep social media sites as readers look for info As new fires roar to life across Colorado, social media networks light up as evacuees, officials and loved ones create and search Twitter hashtags and Facebook pages to share real-time information. Colorado fires: Waldo Canyon blaze grows, takes hundreds of homes The devastating fire near Colorado Springs, Colo., continued to grow Thursday, even as the city began to assess the damage thus far; the threat to Boulder, Colo., from a separate fire, meanwhile, began to recede. Colorado wildfires: Fires destroy forests, homes There are several active fires burning in Colorado as of Wednesday, causing evacuations and threatening homes. Colorado fires shouldn't hinder athletes training, USOC says Gymnast John Orozco trains and lives in Colorado Springs and says he's "praying for rain to come to wash it away." White House: Obama to tour Colorado wild fires, thank firefighters Friday The White House said Wednesday that President Obama will tour devastating Colorado wild fires and thank firefighters Friday. Colorado's cost for fighting wildfires nears $40 million State officials are scrambling to find emergency cash to pay for the destructive wildfires sweeping across Colorado — costs now approaching $40 million as fires continue to rage and spark anew. Obama Will Tour Colorado Fires, Thank Firefighters The White House says President Barack Obama will tour the scene of devastating wildfires in Colorado on Friday, and thank firefighters battling some of the worst fires to hit the American West in decades. Colorado wildfires: Updates on Little Sand, Treasure and Weber fires Firefighters managing the 22,400-acre fire burning in inaccessible terrain north of the Piedra River near Pagosa Springs say a lightning storm sparked at least two new fires south of the river Tuesday afternoon. Colorado fires: Tens of thousands flee 'monster' blaze Wildfire of "epic proportions" forces 32,000 people from their homes in Colorado after suddenly doubling in size, overwhelming firemen and sweeping into the state's second-largest city. Colorado fires a little too close for comfort X Games competition is intense enough on its own, but the heat is really on for Jono Schwan and Rachel Reinhard, two skaters from Colorado Springs, Colo. competing in Los Angeles this week as wildfires threaten their houses and communities back home. "My family's home is right in the path of the fire and our area is next in line to be evacuated," says Schwan, a late addition to the Skateboard ...
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