News gallery: Western wildfires

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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 PhotoDenver Post, RJ Sangosti)
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A truck drives down state road 31 as smoke rises from a wildfire burning in the Manti-La Sal National Forest in Utah, Wednesday, June 27, 2012. At least five wildfires burned across Utah on Wednesday, taxing resources as firefighters worked feverishly to gain control, with one in the central part of the state continuing to burn with little containment after destroying at least 56 structures, authorities said. (AP PhotoThe Salt Lake Tribune, Paul Fraughton)
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Light smoke is visible in Queen's Canyon as the sun sets on the fifth day of the Waldo Canyon Fire burning west of Colorado Springs, Colo. Wednesday, June 27, 2012. On Tuesday the fire jumped Queen's Canyon to begin it's run into Colorado Springs where it destroyed several homes. (AP PhotoThe Colorado Springs Gazette,Mark Reis )
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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 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 PhotoBryan Oller)
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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 PhotoDavid Zalubowski)
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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 PhotoDavid Zalubowski)
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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 Colorado Springs, Colo. Colorado Springs officials said Thursday that hundreds of homes have been destroyed by a raging wildfire that has encroached on the state's second-largest city and threatened the U.S. Air Force Academy. (AP PhotoThe Colorado Springs Gazette, Mark Reis)
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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 PhotoDenver Post, RJ Sangosti)
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A helicopter battles the Waldo Canyon Fire by Air Force Academy on Wednesday, June 27, 2012, near 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 PhotoThe Denver Post, RJ Sangosti) MAGS OUT TV OUT INTERNET OUT
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A helicopter picks up 2,600 gallons of water from an irrigation pond on Wednesday, June 27, 2012, to help fight the Wood Hollow Fire in central Utah. Livestock scatter in the commotion. The fire has destroyed at least two dozen homes. (AP PhotoLynn DeBruin)
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In this Tuesday, June 26, 2012 photo, Tayor Salamon, 11, holds his dog in the back seat of the car as his family rushes to leave their home in Colorado Springs, Colo. A towering wildfire destroyed dozens of houses overnight, though the intensity of the blaze kept officials Wednesday from being able to fully assess the damage to the state's second-largest city. (AP PhotoThe Denver Post, RJ Sangosti) MAGS OUT TV OUT INTERNET OUT
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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 PhotoDenver Post, RJ Sangosti)
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Evacuees of the Waldo Canyon Fire spend time at the Cheyenne Mountain High School evacuation center as the wildfire continued to burn 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 PhotoBryan Oller)
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Deer sit in the backyard of a deserted Holland Park home after the area was evacuated as the Waldo Canyon Fire continues to burn 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 PhotoThe Gazette, Christian Murdock)
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Firefighters work against a wildfire near the historic Stuart Guard Station in Huntington Canyon, Utah, on Wednesday, June 27, 2012, as the Seeley Fire burns in the Manti-La Sal National Forest. Officials said Wednesday there was no containment on the fire, which has burned more than 10,000 acres and forced evacuations in Clear Creek, Hiawatha, Wattis and Scofield. (AP PhotoThe Salt Lake Tribune, Paul Fraughton) DESERET NEWS OUT LOCAL TV OUT MAGS OUT
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Waldo Canyon Fire evacuee Renee Peterson and her daughter, Darah, 7, listen to a news conference on the Fire, Thursday, June 28, 2012 in Colorado Springs, Colo. Colorado Springs officials said Thursday that hundreds of homes have been destroyed by a raging wildfire that has encroached on the state's second-largest city and threatened the U.S. Air Force Academy. (AP PhotoThe Colorado Springs Gazette, Mark Reis)
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The Waldo Canyon fire burns an entire neighborhood in near the foothills of Colorado Springs, Colo. Tuesday, June 26, 2012. Colorado has endured nearly a week of 100-plus-degree days and low humidity, sapping moisture from timber and grass, creating a devastating formula for volatile wildfires across the state and punishing conditions for firefighters. (AP PhotoThe Denver Post, Helen H. Richardson) MAGS OUT TV OUT INTERNET OUT
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John Hendrix from the Flying W Ranch talks about rescuing 47 head of ranch cattle form the Waldo Canyon wildfire west of Colorado Springs, Colo., Thursday, June 28, 2012. Colorado Springs officials said Thursday that hundreds of homes have been destroyed by a raging wildfire that has encroached on the state's second-largest city and threatened the U.S. Air Force Academy.(AP PhotoChris Carlson)
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This June 19, 2012 photo provided by the U.S. Forest Service shows the Russell's Camp fire burning in a stand of trees in the Medicine Bow National Forest in east-central Wyoming. The Russell’s Camp fire has burned over 4 square miles since it was discovered Sunday. Firefighters had about 5 percent of the fire contained on Thursday morning. (AP PhotoU.S. Forest Service)
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In this photo taken Wednesday, June 27, 2012, Todd Allison, a member Rock Creek Rural Fire Protection District re-positions while fighting a fire near the Hidden Lakes subdivision in Twin Falls, Idaho. (AP PhotoTimes-News, Ashley Smith)
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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 PhotoDenver Post, RJ Sangosti)
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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 PhotoDenver Post, RJ Sangosti)
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A member of the Rock Creek Rural Fire Protection District fights a fire near the Hidden Lakes subdivision on Wednesday, June 27, 2012 in Twin Falls, Idaho. More than 60 acres burned including a corral. (AP PhotoTimes-News, Ashley Smith)
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In this photo taken Wednesday, June 27, 2012, Ken Mulberry, a neighbor of a residents whose house was threatened, works with other neighbors to fight a fire near the Hidden Lakes subdivision in Twin Falls, Idaho. (AP PhotoTimes-News, Ashley Smith)
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The sun is obscured by smoke from a wildfire burning in the Manti-La Sal National Forest in Utah, Wednesday, June 27, 2012. At least five wildfires burned across Utah on Wednesday, taxing resources as firefighters worked feverishly to gain control, with one in the central part of the state continuing to burn with little containment after destroying at least 56 structures, authorities said. (AP PhotoThe Salt Lake Tribune, Paul Fraughton)
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Rich Harvey, incident commander talks to the media during a news conference about Waldo Canyon wildfire in Colorado Springs, Colo., Thursday, June 28, 2012. (AP PhotoChris Carlson)
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Tammy Lance, of Payson, Utah, breaks down crying Monday, June 25, 2012, after finding kittens alive under a burned-out truck in the Oaker Hills neighborhood in Sanpete County. The area was devastated by a wildfire that started Saturday.Lance and her husband returned to find their home destroyed, but helped save a neighbor's by putting out hot spots.On their second trip back, they found the litter of kittens. (AP PhotoLynn DeBruin)
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ADDS THAT US AIR FORCE ACADEMY IS IN BACKGROUND, MORE DETAILS - A helicopter takes off to combat wildfires as they roll through housing subdivisions in the mountains north and west of Colorado Springs, Colo., near the U.S. Air Force Academy, background, on Wednesday, June 27, 2012. The fire has destroyed dozens of houses and burned about 10 acres of the academy’s 28-square-mile campus. The fire doubled in size overnight to about 24 square miles and forced mandatory evacuations for more than 32,000 residents, including 2,200 on the south part of the academy campus. (AP PhotoDavid Zalubowski)
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Volunteers and firefighters from the Dean Creek Fire Department work to save a home south of Roundup, Mont. on June 26, 2012. Hundreds of families were forced from their homes south of Roundup as a fire pushed by strong winds burned more than 18,000 acres. (AP PhotoThe Billings Gazette, Larry Mayer)
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Firefighters from the Dean Creek Fire Department work to save a home south of Roundup, Mont. on June 26, 2012. Hundreds of families were forced from their homes south of Roundup as a fire pushed by strong winds burned more than 18,000 acres. (AP PhotoThe Billings Gazette, Larry Mayer)
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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. Colorado Springs officials said Thursday that hundreds of homes have been destroyed by the raging wildfire. (AP PhotoDenver Post, RJ Sangosti)
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A helicopters flies over as the Waldo Canyon Fire continues to burn 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 PhotoBryan Oller)

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