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Colorado Springs, CO (KSDK) - A massive wildfire is gaining strength and closing in on homes not far from Colorado Springs.

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The Waldo Canyon fire has already burned more than 5,000 acres and is just five percent contained.

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The Waldo Canyon fire has already burned more than 5,000 acres and is just five percent contained.

St. Louisan Chris Carnahan took his son there for a soccer camp and he told NewsChannel 5's Mike Bush his hotel is being evacuated.

"What you see is a big orange and black cloud on the other side of a ridge and you can see cars and stop and go traffic and police trying to get people to the east as fast as they can," said Carnahan.

His son Brendan is safe at the camp. He says as soon as he can move he will drive over there.

The Waldo Canyon fire is also just five miles from the Air Force Academy and threatening part of the campus.