Worst Wildfire in Colorado History

By: AP
By: AP
More evacuation orders are being lifted for people who had to flee their homes because of the worst wildfire in Colorado history.

Wind driven flames are burning through canyons near Colorado Springs in the Waldo Canyon Fire. The hot, dry and windy conditions have fueled rampaging wildfires across Colorado and forced more than 10,000 people from their homes. Reg flag warnings are in effect across portions of 10 states, meaning "a combination of strong winds, low relative humidity and warm temperatures will create explosive fire growth potential." Photo taken June 26, 2012.


COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) -- More evacuation orders are being lifted for people who had to flee their homes because of the worst wildfire in Colorado history. Tonight, about 7,000 more people will be allowed to return home. At the peak of the Waldo Creek fire more than 30,000 people were displaced. Firefighters continue to make progress against the blaze in Colorado Springs.


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