President Obama announced that he will travel to the fire-plagued areas of Colorado this Friday to “view the damage and thank the responders bravely battling the fire.”
Obama told Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper and Colorado Springs Mayor Steve Bach about his plan to visit in a phone call this afternoon. Obama called Hickenlooper and Bach “to receive an update on damaging fires that are impacting a number of communities across the state, including the devastating Waldo Canyon fire that is affecting families, homes and businesses in Colorado Springs,” the White House said in a written statement.
“The president expressed his concern about the extent of damage to homes in the Colorado Springs area,” the statement read.