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Obama to Tour Colorado Wildfires Friday

President Obama is coming to Colorado Springs Friday to tour the wildfire areas which continue to ravage Colorado. Here's a map showing how big the red zone is. Around 200 - 300 homes have been destroyed, and more than 30,000 people evacuated.

More here. The photo galleries are pretty amazing.

There are more than 900 firefighters battling the fires which now cover more than 15,000 acres. The good news is the federal, state and local governments are working together. And far better prepared. Lessons learned from the disaster days of Hurrican Katrina when the feds couldn't get anything together.

Check out the website for the National Interagency Fire Center -- it's very informative and confidence-inspiring.

The military has sent two MAFF's to Colorado Springs. Whats a MAFF? [More...]

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