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Colorado wildfire destroys at least 360 homes

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Blackened and charred homes are left along Herring Road in the Black Forest area northeast of Colorado Springs, Colo., on Wednesday, June 12, 2013. The Black Forest Fire northeast of Colorado Springs earlier prompted evacuation orders and pre-evacuation notices to more than 9,000 people and to about 3,500 homes and businesses, sheriff's officials said. The fire has destroyed more than 360 homes.

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Black Forest Fire Dept. officers burn off natural ground fuel in an evacuated neighborhood, prepping the area for the encroachment of the wildfire in the Black Forest area north of Colorado Springs, Colo., on Wednesday, June 12, 2013. The fire has destroyed at least 360 homes, making it the most destructive in state history.

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Chris and Christine Walker watch the Black Forest Fire gain steam as it burns out of control for a second straight day near Colorado Springs, Colo. on Wednesday, June 12, 2013. The Walkers live nearby and were under pre-evacuation orders.

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A voracious wildfire driven in all directions by shifting winds destroyed at least 360 homes -- a number that was likely to climb as the most destructive blaze in Colorado history burned out of control for a third day through miles of tinder-dry woods.
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    • Blackened and charred homes are left along Herring Road in the Black Forest area northeast of Colorado Springs, Colo., on Wednesday, June 12, 2013. The Black Forest Fire northeast of Colorado Springs earlier prompted evacuation orders and pre-evacuation notices to more than 9,000 people and to about 3,500 homes and businesses, sheriff’s officials said. The fire has destroyed more than 360 homes.
    • Black Forest Fire Dept. officers burn off natural ground fuel in an evacuated neighborhood, prepping the area for the encroachment of the wildfire in the Black Forest area north of Colorado Springs, Colo., on Wednesday, June 12, 2013. The fire has destroyed at least 360 homes, making it the most destructive in state history.
    • Chris and Christine Walker watch the Black Forest Fire gain steam as it burns out of control for a second straight day near Colorado Springs, Colo. on Wednesday, June 12, 2013. The Walkers live nearby and were under pre-evacuation orders.
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