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Local woman worries for family near Colorado Springs

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By: Jenn Schanz
jschanz@klkntv.com

"My first thought was they need to leave, you know. I don't care how close it is now or what direction it's going. I just wanted them out of there and I wanted to know they were safe."

Jackie Cech hasn't slept much since Tuesday.

That's when she got a call from her sister, who lives near Colorado Springs with her husband and four daughters.

She said she could see thick clouds of smoke.

By Wednesday, day two of the wild fire, they chose to evacuate.

They're now staying at a hotel near Colorado Springs, anxiously waiting for good news.

Jackie's brother–in–law, Cory is a small business owner who began his career in Lincoln.

He says although he and family are safe, tensions are high.

"The stress here in Colorado Springs, you can feel that anxiety. There's over 41,000 people evacuated, hotels are full," he says.

The latest containment report was at 5 percent, but Cory hopes to see that get to around 30, and head home.

"This is by far the worst fire, by what I'm hearing, in Colorado history. So a lot of stress, a lot of people wondering, glued to their TVs, waiting for containment reports."

Jackie and her family planned a vacation to Colorado at the end of July. They're still planning on making the trip, even if it's just to help.

"I know that they're safe now and that makes me feel a lot better. Just praying that their home stays safe too because I can't imagine starting all over. But you know we've been praying for it and God's brought us through worse so I'm sure they'll be able to get through it."

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