Homes are destroyed by the Waldo Canyon fire in the Mountain Shadows area of Colorado Springs, Colo., on Tuesday, June 26, 2012. A stubborn and towering wildfire jumped firefighters� perimeter lines in the hills overlooking Colorado Springs, forcing frantic mandatory evacuation notices for more than 9,000 residents. (AP Photo/The Gazette, Jerilee Bennett)
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) -- Fire crews are keeping a wary eye on weather that's getting warmer and drier as they battle the 26-square-mile Waldo Canyon blaze near Colorado Springs. The wildfire is 30 percent contained. It's one of many burning across the West, including eight in Utah and a fast-growing blaze in Montana.