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Published June 28, 2012, 12:00 AM

Western wildfires images


This aerial photo taken on Wednesday, June 27, 2012, shows burned homes in the Mountain Shadows residential area of Colorado Springs, Colo., that were destroyed by the Waldo Canyon wildfire. More than 30,000 have been displaced by the fire, including thousands who frantically packed up belongings Tuesday night after it barreled into neighborhoods in the foothills west and north of Colorado’s second-largest city. (AP Photo/John Wark)

  • This aerial photo taken on Wednesday, June 27, 2012, shows burned homes in the Mountain Shadows residential area of Colorado Springs, Colo., that were destroyed by the Waldo Canyon wildfire. More than 30,000 have been displaced by the fire, including thousands who frantically packed up belongings Tuesday night after it barreled into neighborhoods in the foothills west and north of Colorado’s second-largest city. (AP Photo/John Wark)
  • Smoke rises from the ruins of a home while other homes in the development still stand after a wildfire rolled through housing subdivisions in the mountains north and west of Colorado Springs, Colo., on Wednesday, June 27, 2012. The fire has forced the evacuation of more than 32,000 residents of the communities west of and now in Colorado Springs proper. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
  • A lone helicopter with a bucket flies low over a ridge as a wildfire rolls through housing subdivisions in the mountains north and west of Colorado Springs, Colo., on Wednesday, June 27, 2012. The fire has forced the evacuation of more than 32,000 residents of the communities west of and now in Colorado Springs proper. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
  • An unidentifed woman looks on as smoke envelopes ridges as a wildfire rolls through housing subdivisions in the mountains north and west of Colorado Springs, Colo., on Wednesday, June 27, 2012. The fire has forced the evacuation of more than 32,000 residents of the communities west of and now in Colorado Springs proper. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
  • Evacuees of the Waldo Canyon Fire look at the most recent map of the fire's progression at the Cheyenne Mountain High School evacuation center on Wednesday, June 27, 2012, in Colorado Springs, Colo. The wildfire doubled in size overnight to about 24 square miles (62 square kilometers), and has so far forced mandatory evacuations for more than 32,000 residents. (AP Photo/Bryan Oller)
  • Fans hold up a sign thanking the fire fighters as they battle numerous wildfires throughout the state during the fifth inning of a baseball game between the Washington Nationals and the Colorado Rockies Wednesday, June 27, 2012 in Denver, Colo. (AP Photo/Barry Gutierrez)
  • Colorado Springs Mayor Steve Bach, left, looks on as Rich Harvey, incident commander, talks to the media during a news conference about the Waldo Canyon wildfire in Colorado Springs, Colo., Thursday, June 28, 2012. Colorado Springs officials said Thursday that hundreds of homes have been destroyed by the wildfire. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)
  • This aerial photo shows the destructive path of the Waldo Canyon fire in the Mountain Shadows subdivision area of Colorado Springs, Colo., Thursday, June 28, 2012. Colorado Springs officials said Thursday that hundreds of homes have been destroyed by the raging wildfire. (AP Photo/Denver Post, RJ Sangosti)
  • This aerial photo shows the destructive path of the Waldo Canyon fire in the Mountain Shadows subdivision area of Colorado Springs, Colo., Thursday, June 28, 2012. (AP Photo/Denver Post, RJ Sangosti)
  • 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 the Mountain Shadows subdivision area of Colorado Springs, Colo., Thursday, June 28, 2012. (AP Photo/Denver Post, RJ Sangosti)
  • A water dropping helicopter makes a run over a plume of smoke rises form the Waldo Canyon wildfire west of Colorado Springs, Colo., Thursday, June 26, 2012. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)
  • This aerial photo shows the destructive path of the Waldo Canyon fire in the Mountain Shadows subdivision area of Colorado Springs, Colo., Thursday, June 28, 2012.  (AP Photo/Denver Post, RJ Sangosti)
  • This aerial photo shows the destructive path of the Waldo Canyon fire in the Mountain Shadows subdivision area of Colorado Springs, Colo., Thursday, June 28, 2012. (AP Photo/Denver Post, RJ Sangosti)