Officials plan to more than double the amount of fire engines battling the raging wildfire in northern Colorado Wednesday in the hopes of stopping the blaze that has scorched more than 43,300 acres, destroyed dozens of structures and pushed thousands from their homes.
On Tuesday, 40 fire engines and 17 fire crews battled the blaze and were able to get it 10% contained, officials said. On Wednesday, the team fighting the blaze will grow to 100 engines and 34 crews, said Bill Hahnenberg, an incident commander.
President Barack Obama telephoned Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper on Tuesday and said his administration is already making personnel, equipment and federal grants available to the state to help in the effort.FULL STORY