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(June 13) Today's Top Headlines - Colorado wildfires destroy homes, force evacuations

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Posted: Thursday, June 13, 2013 9:38 am

According to an NBC News Report, a monster wildfire in Colorado has reduced 360 homes to cinders, with fire officials facing continued challenges on Thursday as they sought to contain the blazes that forced thousands of people to flee.

The escalating damage from what officials dubbed the Black Forest fire makes it one of the most destructive in the state’s history.

The flames had chewed through wooded residential areas of Colorado Springs, and had covered about 15,000 acres by late Thursday morning.

The number of homes destroyed jumped rapidly from the about 100 that had been consumed late on Wednesday. Among those was the home of Jaenette Coyle, who watched flames devour her home on TV after bolting the area on Wednesday.

See more at nbcnews.com

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