Heat, Wind-Driven Colo. Wildfires Consume Over 360 Homes

Source: AP / CBS News

COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO. – A wildfire burning near Colorado Springs has destroyed at least 360 homes, making it the most destructive in the state’s history.

El Paso County sheriff Terry Maketa said Thursday that deputies still haven’t been able to verify the condition of 79 homes as the wildfire continues to burn. So it’s possible the figure could rise even higher.

The fire is burning near where the Waldo Canyon fire burned 347 homes last year; that was previously the most destructive in Colorado history.

Deputies from the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office went door-to-door overnight evacuating more people as danger from a wildfire increased dramatically.

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