Nicole Frye sobbed as she drove through the smoke-filled streets of her Colorado Springs neighborhood. Breathing heavily from a combination of ash and emotional distress, Frye cries "We gotta get out of here." The Waldo Canyon fire was engulfing hills in the near distance.
During her evacuation, she hit record on her video camera to document the devastating situation. Frye thought she was leaving her house for the last time, and ultimately the wildfire did destroy her home and her grandmother's house.
Today President Obama toured a neighborhood consumed by the wildfires. He praised the continuing efforts of firefighters and local, state and federal agencies who are battling to contain the flames. The President signed a federal disaster order to provide more funding to local and state governments and organizaitons.
So far hundreds of homes have been ruined, more than 16,700 acres of land scorched, and more than 30,000 forced to evacuate. Tragically, the first fatality was discovered inside a home.
Hear from Frye about her escape, and the latest in Colorado at 8 and 10 p.m. ET.
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