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AP PHOTOS: Wildfires burn in the West

 The sun sets on the front range where the Waldo Canyon Fire continues to burn Wednesday, June 27, 2012, in Colorado Springs, Colo. The wildfire doubl...
 A slurry bomber drops fire retardant on the Waldo Canyon Fire Wednesday, June 27, 2012, in Colorado Springs, Colo. The wildfire doubled in size overn...
 An unidentifed woman looks on as smoke envelopes ridges as a wildfire rolls through housing subdivisions in the mountains north and west of Colorado ...
 This aerial photo taken on Wednesday, June 27, 2012, shows burned homes in the Mountain Shadows residential area of Colorado Springs, Colo., that wer...
 A C-130 from Peterson Air Force Base flies past Pikes Peak Thursday, June 28, 2012 during a flight over the Waldo Canyon Fire burning west of Colorad...
 This aerial photo shows the destructive path of the Waldo Canyon fire in the Mountain Shadows subdivision area of Colorado Springs, Colo., Thursday, ...
 In this aerial photo, homes untouched by the Waldo Canyon fire stand next to the charred lots where neighboring homes were burned to the ground in th...
 This aerial photo shows the destructive path of the Waldo Canyon fire in the Mountain Shadows subdivision area of Colorado Springs, Colo., Thursday, ...
 This aerial photo shows the destructive path of the Waldo Canyon fire in the Mountain Shadows subdivision of Colorado Springs, Colo., Thursday, June ...
 Firefighters from Colorado Springs Fire Dept. gather after coming off the fire on the the Waldo Canyon wildfire west of Colorado Springs, Colo., Frid...
 Rich Harvey, incident commander, talks to the media during a news conference about Waldo Canyon wildfire is Colorado Springs, Colo., Friday, June 29,...
 A member of Bighorn 209, a hand crew from the Crow Agency in Montana, stops for a rest while working on hot spots from the Waldo Canyon Fire west of ...
 Members of Bighorn 209, a hand crew from the Crow Agency in Montana check for hot spots from the Waldo Canyon Fire west of Colorado Springs, Colo., F...
 Members of Bighorn 209, a hand crew from the Crow Agency in Montana check for hot spots on the Waldo Canyon Fire west of Colorado Springs, Colo., Fri...
 Map shows latest spread of the wildfire in Colorado Springs
 Members of Bighorn 209, a hand crew from the Crow Agency in Montana check for hot spots on the Waldo Canyon Fire west of Colorado Springs, Colo., Fri...
 The remains of a burned structure are left in the Mountain Shadow neighborhood devastated by raging wildfires, Friday, June 29, 2012, in, Colorado Sp...

Western Wildfires

The sun sets on the front range where the Waldo Canyon Fire continues to burn Wednesday, June 27, 2012, in Colorado Springs, Colo. The wildfire doubl...

Western Wildfires

A slurry bomber drops fire retardant on the Waldo Canyon Fire Wednesday, June 27, 2012, in Colorado Springs, Colo. The wildfire doubled in size overn...

Western Wildfires

An unidentifed woman looks on as smoke envelopes ridges as a wildfire rolls through housing subdivisions in the mountains north and west of Colorado ...

APTOPIX Western Wildfires

This aerial photo taken on Wednesday, June 27, 2012, shows burned homes in the Mountain Shadows residential area of Colorado Springs, Colo., that wer...

Western Wildfires

A C-130 from Peterson Air Force Base flies past Pikes Peak Thursday, June 28, 2012 during a flight over the Waldo Canyon Fire burning west of Colorad...

Western Wildfires

This aerial photo shows the destructive path of the Waldo Canyon fire in the Mountain Shadows subdivision area of Colorado Springs, Colo., Thursday, ...

APTOPIX Western Wildfires

In this aerial photo, homes untouched by the Waldo Canyon fire stand next to the charred lots where neighboring homes were burned to the ground in th...

Western Wildfires

This aerial photo shows the destructive path of the Waldo Canyon fire in the Mountain Shadows subdivision area of Colorado Springs, Colo., Thursday, ...

APTOPIX Western Wildfires

This aerial photo shows the destructive path of the Waldo Canyon fire in the Mountain Shadows subdivision of Colorado Springs, Colo., Thursday, June ...

Western Wildfires

Firefighters from Colorado Springs Fire Dept. gather after coming off the fire on the the Waldo Canyon wildfire west of Colorado Springs, Colo., Frid...

Western Wildfires

Rich Harvey, incident commander, talks to the media during a news conference about Waldo Canyon wildfire is Colorado Springs, Colo., Friday, June 29,...

Western Wildfires

A member of Bighorn 209, a hand crew from the Crow Agency in Montana, stops for a rest while working on hot spots from the Waldo Canyon Fire west of ...

Western Wildfires

Members of Bighorn 209, a hand crew from the Crow Agency in Montana check for hot spots from the Waldo Canyon Fire west of Colorado Springs, Colo., F...

Western Wildfires

Members of Bighorn 209, a hand crew from the Crow Agency in Montana check for hot spots on the Waldo Canyon Fire west of Colorado Springs, Colo., Fri...

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Map shows latest spread of the wildfire in Colorado Springs

Western Wildfires

Members of Bighorn 209, a hand crew from the Crow Agency in Montana check for hot spots on the Waldo Canyon Fire west of Colorado Springs, Colo., Fri...

Western Wildfires Obama

The remains of a burned structure are left in the Mountain Shadow neighborhood devastated by raging wildfires, Friday, June 29, 2012, in, Colorado Sp...

Making slow but steady progress against a Colorado wildfire that has killed at least two people, authorities hoped for continued favorable weather and asked for patience from thousands of evacuees who fled encroaching flames that destroyed nearly 350 homes.
From above, the destruction wrought by a raging Colorado wildfire becomes painfully clear: Rows and rows of homes _ hundreds in all _ reduced to smoldering ashes.
President Barack Obama toured the stricken areas Friday after issuing a disaster declaration for Colorado and thanked firefighters and other emergency workers, saying: "The country is grateful for your work. The country's got your back."
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Here is a gallery of photos from the wildfires.


Updated : 2021-07-28 06:03 GMT+08:00