(WASHINGTON) — President Obama spoke with Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper Friday to reaffirm his commitment to helping Colorado as it deals with the most destructive wildfire in the state’s history.
The White House said Saturday that Hickenlooper updated the president about the current conditions on the fire just outside Colorado Springs.
President Obama expressed his concern for the damage that has been caused by the fire that started Tuesday and gave his condolences to the families who have lost relatives.
Nearly 500 homes have been destroyed and two people were killed preparing to flee from the wildfire. Authorities have lifted some evacuation orders and thousands of people are expected to return to their homes Saturday.
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