North Texans Can Help Colorado Disaster Agencies

More than 32,000 people have had to evacuate as the flames continue to grow

Wednesday, Jun 27, 2012  |  Updated 5:36 AM CDT
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Wildfire Victims Need Donations

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In this photo provided by Kris Garrett, A plume of smoke rises skyward over the top of a wildfire burning out of control near Conifer, Colo., on Monday, March 26, 2012. High winds fanned the fire and kept air craft from being used to knock the fire down. (AP Photo/Kris Garrett)

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North Texans can help disaster agencies in Colorado tame the wildfires burning across the state.

Seven active wildfires continue to burn. The flames have forced more than 32,000 people to evacuate as the flames continue to grow.

The largest fire in the state located in High Park, near Fort Collins, has consumed more than 87,000 acres, but has been 65 percent contained. A donation center opened June 21, to help volunteers help displaced residents in the fire-stricken area.

There have also been thousands of residents living in Colorado Springs and at a nearby U.S. Air Force Academy that have been told to leave due to the increasing intensity of the Waldo Canyon fire.

The American Red Cross, The Salvation Army and volunteer firefighters are just some of the agencies lending support to the Colorado residents.

The High Park collection center needs everything from batteries and water jugs to furniture, chain saws and clothing. Monetary donations will also help volunteer agencies responding to the wildfires.

For a full list of items needed visit HelpColoradoNow.org.
 

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