Friday, June 29, 2012

Photos: Wildfires ravage Western states

  1. President Barack Obama talks to firefighters while touring the Mountain Shadows neighborhood in Colorado Springs, Colo., on Friday, June 29. Obama earlier declared a major disaster there and offered more assistance for the fire in which 347 homes have been destroyed. (Brendan Smialowski / AFP - Getty Images)

  2. A firefighter stands in rubble in the Mountain Shadow neighborhood, which was burned by wildfires about 72 hours ago, on June 29, in Colorado Springs, Colo. (Brendan Smialowski / AFP - Getty Images)
  3. View Pointe independent and assisted living facility staff Bernice Irwin, right, welcomes home Anita Jones, 92, after she was evacuated because of the Waldo Canyon fire in Colorado Springs on June 29. The residents were evacuated on Tuesday. (Rick Wilking / Reuters)
  4. Several firefighters from Colorado Springs Fire Dept. get massages after coming off the fire line on the Waldo Canyon wildfire west of Colorado Springs, Colo., Friday, June 29. One person has been found dead, another is missing and nearly 350 homes have been destroyed by a raging U.S. wildfire that has forced tens of thousands to flee this week. (Chris Carlson / AP)
  5. Part of the scarred landscape left by the Waldo Canyon Fire outside Colorado Springs, Colo., is seen on Thursday, June 28. Pikes Peak is in the background. Cooler temperatures and lighter winds helped firefighters but the blaze had already destroyed hundreds of homes and forced 35,000 people to flee. (Rick Wilking / Reuters)
  6. A cul-de-sac of totally destroyed homes along with one left intact is seen in a Colorado Springs subdivision on June 28. (Rick Wilking / Reuters)
  7. Waldo Canyon Fire evacuee Renee Peterson and her daughter Darah, 7, listen to a news conference on June 28. (Mark Reis / The Colorado Springs Gazette via AP)
  8. This home was among the hundreds lost in the Waldo Canyon Fire. (Rick Wilking / Reuters)
  9. Smoke from the Waldo Canyon Fire rises near the U.S. Air Force Academy's Cadet Chapel as cadets head for a briefing on evacuation procedures, in Colorado Springs, Colo. on June 27. The Academy evacuated more than 600 families and 110 dormitory residents from the base. (US Air Force via Reuters)
  10. Thick smoke rises from fires in the southernmost extremity of the Wyoming Range, as seen from the International Space Station on June 27. (NASA via AP)
  11. Helicopters and even C-130s have bombarded the Waldo Canyon Fire with water and retardant. (Bryan Oller / AP)
  12. Evacuees of the Waldo Canyon Fire are assisted by the Red Cross at the Cheyenne Mountain High School evacuation center on June 27. (Bryan Oller / AP)
  13. Evacuees take shelter at Cheyenne Mountain High School on June 27. (Chris Schneider / Getty Images)
  14. An aerial view on June 27 shows homes destroyed by the Waldo Canyon Fire. (John Wark / Reuters)
  15. Kent Tinsley and his mother Miriam Tinsley unsuccessfully try to talk emergency personnel into letting them go to their home to get medical supplies for Miriam's husband, Herbert Tinsley, in Colorado Springs on June 27. (Chris Schneider / Getty Images)
  16. The Waldo Canyon Fire moved near these homes on June 26. (Bryan Oller / AP)
  17. A plume of smoke rises from the Waldo Canyon Fire on June 26. (John Wark / Reuters)
  18. Part the Waldo Canyon Fire moves into a subdivision north of Colorado Springs on June 26. (Gaylon Wampler / AP)
  19. Smoke from the Waldo Canyon Fire engulfs Interstate 25 north of Colorado Springs on June 26, causing traffic backups. (Rick Wilking / Reuters)
  20. A man tries to evacuate a horse in Fairview, Utah, as the Wood Hollow Fire approached the town on June 26. A woman's body was found in the ashes of a house charred by the fast-moving fire. The blaze had already burned an estimated 30 homes and killed 75 sheep between the rural communities of Fountain Green and Indianola. (George Frey / Reuters)
  21. Smoke from the Wood Hollow Fire north of Fairview, Utah, is seen from Highway 89 on June 26. More than 500 structures have been threatened, forcing up to 1,500 people from homes. (George Frey / Reuters)
  22. Homes are destroyed by the Waldo Canyon Fire in the Mountain Shadows area northwest of Colorado Springs, on June 26. (Jerilee Bennett / The Gazette via AP)
  23. Tammy Lance of Payson, Utah, swaddles a kitten after finding the litter alive under a burned-out truck near Mount Pleasant on June 25. The area was devastated by a wildfire that started on June 23. (Lynn DeBruin / AP)
  24. A stream of melted aluminum from a burned-out car is visible on June 25 near Mount Pleasant, Utah. A wildfire destroyed at least two dozen homes in the area and threatened 300 more. (Lynn DeBruin / AP)
  25. A wildfire burns just two miles from Helena, Mont. on June 25. Residents of more than 200 homes were forced to flee, and at least four homes were destroyed. (Matt Volz / AP)
  26. Volunteers serve lunch at the evacuation shelter at Cheyenne Mountain High School in Colorado Springs on June 25. (Bryan Oller / AP)
  27. People watch from Mesa Road as the wildfire continues to burn outside Colorado Springs on June 24. (Susannah Kay / The Colorado Springs Gazette via AP)

  28. Fire approaches homes near Saratoga Springs, Utah, on June 22. Several thousand homes were evacuated after high winds kicked up a fire caused by people firing guns for target practice. (Jeffrey D. Allred / The Deseret News via AP)

  29. Little was left of this property on June 20 after the High Park Fire west of Fort Collins, Colo., tore through. (Ed Andrieski / AP)
  30. Nebraska National Guard crewmembers try to douse part of the High Park Fire west of Fort Collins, Colo., on June 18. (Colorado National Guard via Reuters)
  31. A helicopter drops water above the High Park Fire, about 15 miles west of Fort Collins, Colo., on June 18. (Jess Geffre / Colorado National Guard via AP)
  32. Forest burned by the Whitewater-Baldy Fire is seen on June 15 inside the Gila National Forest in New Mexico. The fire was the largest in the state's history. (KC Shedden / U.S. Forest Service via AP)
  33. A fire crew huddles at the Little Bear Fire in the Lincoln National Forest near Ruidoso, New Mexico, on June 13. Some 2,500 people were forced to evacuate their homes. (Kari Greer / U.S. Forest Service via Reuters)
  34. Part of the High Park Fire flares up in the Roosevelt National Forest west of Fort. Collins on June 12. (Bob Pearson / EPA)
  35. Tracy Greenwood embraces her daughter, Mariah, as they watch the High Park Fire burn near their home west of Fort Collins on June 11. (Ed Andrieski / AP)
  36. People watch the High Park Fire near Fort Collins on June 11. (Ed Andrieski / AP)
  37. Smoke fills the air over a barn, turning the sky orange, as the High Park Fire burns near Laporte, Colo., on June 10. (Marc Piscotty / Reuters)

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