Transcript for Colorado Wildfires Destroy Hundreds of Homes
-- we're -- turn -- -- those deadly wildfires in Colorado now being called the worst and that's State's history. Two people are dead -- nearly 500 homes have been destroyed thousands forced to flee from the plains woman now anxiously waiting to see -- their homes are still standing. -- morning relief is finally in sight with firefighters making progress battling the blaze. In -- -- and -- Colorado Springs with the latest Clayton. Good morning to you be on -- you can see from this roadblock this morning it's still far too dangerous to get into parts of the fires on. This blaze is only 30% contained but a break in the weather could change that. Overnight the first good news for some of the roughly 40000 people evacuated from their homes. Effective -- being. The mandatory evacuation in the city of Coral Springs the flying horse neighborhood is has been lifted. For the first time since the black forest wildfire killed two people and turned entire neighborhoods and a charred waste lands some of them can go home -- going to be -- back. It's fantastic he really is coming at you don't realize how important home isn't it you have to give it up for a while the battle of black forest began turning Friday in favor of firefighters as the skies opened up. Helping quench the massive blaze near Colorado Springs the race didn't -- -- hot fire trucks from this guy do a lot of good explores the fire destroyed at least 473. Homes leaving a hot so too dangerous for most evacuees to return. It's not a victory yet there's still a lot of work to be done out there on the fire. Firefighters are still out there in force that means an agonizing wait for tens of thousands of people kept calling or answering machine and every time the answering machine he answered. Means that the house is still standing and with few vacancies at local hotels Cindy -- -- and her family were forced to pack up again driving to the only hotel they can find two hours away. And we never family and and news that's if anything we had -- others. And we've always been able to rely on each other. The sheriff believes that someone is responsible for starting this fire the question now is whether it was accidental or arson. And later this morning there's a big meeting plan where residents will get a briefing if firefighters continue making good progress many evacuees hope they'll get word that they can finally go home. Dan that would -- Clayton thank US -- said the weather conditions to changing weather conditions are really helping the question though will it be enough and how Long Will it last for some answers. Let's get it over to meteorologist ginger -- -- Good morning hey good morning to you you know it's gonna take a lot more than just a little rain showered put the fires out themselves but. That bulls continue to see good weather helping firefighters out as we go to the weekend -- unless it looks like a lot going on the let me break it down for is some of the highlights. Rain continues through the weekend so not only today chances for rain but -- tomorrow and even Monday. And then you've got higher humidity levels that's a huge part of it. And the winds are much -- the only a little element that might hurt -- a few strikes of lightning because there's some severe storms east of Denver. We'll be watching that as we go through the weekend. That continued temperature drop also going to help Denver remember was setting records was above 100 now will drop into the low eighties right around eighty on Monday. Colorado Springs the upper seventies and the southeast part of Colorado the same but there are six states with large fires remember and the -- not great for northern California out -- parts of the west in Idaho. An organ to.
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