Photos: Bad Colorado Wildfire

3 07 2012

Utility workers search for gas leaks in the Mountain Shadows subdivision after the community was ravaged by the Waldo Canyon fire in Colorado Springs, Colorado July 2, 2012. Residents began returning to charred areas of Colorado Springs on Sunday after the most destructive wildfire in Colorado history forced tens of thousands of people from their homes and left the landscape a blackened wasteland. The so-called Waldo Canyon Fire has scorched 17,659 acres (7,149 hectares), burned 346 homes and devastated communities around Colorado Springs, the state’s second-largest city, since it began eight days ago. REUTERS/Adrees Latif

Firefighters are still working to stop the bad wildfire in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

The Colorado wildfire is known as Waldo Canyon Fire.

Waldo Canyon Fire has scorched 17,659 acres (7,149 hectares) and burned  about 346 homes.

It is the most destructive wildfire in Colorado history.

In Utah, the Rosecrest Fire has burned at least two homes in the foothills around Herriman.

And about 200 homes around the area are in danger if the fire spread.

This is a disaster.

I am very sad and sorry to the ones who lost their homes.

In June, there was a huge wide fire in New Mexico.

Members of Bighorn 209, a hand crew from the Crow Agency in Montana check for hot spots on the Waldo Canyon Fire west of Colorado Springs, Colo., Friday, June 29, 2012. After declaring a “major disaster” in the state early Friday and promising federal aid, President Barack Obama got a firsthand view of the wildfires and their toll on residential communities. More than 30,000 people have been evacuated in what is now the most destructive wildfire in state history. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

A helicopter drops water over the Waldo Canyon Fire in Colorado Springs, Colorado July 1, 2012. REUTERS/Adrees Latif

Policemen stand guard over residents who were temporarily allowed to visit their homes destroyed by the Waldo Canyon Fire in the Mountain Shadows neighborhood of Colorado Springs, Colorado on July 1, 2012. REUTERS/Adrees Latif

Plumes of smoke from the Waldo Canyon Fire rise in front of a sunset in Colorado Springs, Colorado on July 1, 2012. Residents began returning to charred areas of Colorado Springs on Sunday after the most destructive wildfire in Colorado history forced tens of thousands of people from their homes and left the landscape a blackened wasteland. REUTERS/Adrees Latif

Residents of the Mountain Shadows area view their properties on Sunday, July 1, 2012, in Colorado Springs, Colo. Even people who know their homes are still standing have some anxiety over temporary visits being allowed today to wildfire-devastated neighborhoods around Colorado Springs. About 10,000 people are still out of their homes, having been among 30,000 who initially fled the most destructive fire in Colorado’s history.(AP Photo/The Colorado Springs Gazette, Susannah Kay)

An ominous cloud of smoke from the Waldo Canyon Fire rises from the south behind the Air Force Academy’s Cadet Chapel as cadets head for a briefing on evacuation procedures in Colorado Springs, Colorado in this June 27, 2012 photograph released on July 1, 2012. The Academy evacuated more than 600 families and 110 dormitory residents from the base the evening of June 27. REUTERS/Carol Lawrence/U.S. Air Force photo/Files

Scorched ground is seen right next to a home during the fire in the foothills above Herriman Utah on Friday, June 29, 2012. Officials say the wildfire has burned at least two homes and threatens 200 more in the foothills around Herriman, southwest of Salt Lake City. No injuries are immediately reported. (AP Photo/The Salt Lake Tribune, Jeremy Harmon)

An air tanker drops retardant on a fire after it engulfed homes in the Rose Canyon area of Herriman, Utah, Friday afternoon, June 29, 2012. Officials say the Rosecrest Fire has burned at least two homes and threatens 200 more in the foothills around Herriman, southwest of Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/The Deseret News, Ravell Call)

In this aerial photo, homes untouched by the Waldo Canyon fire stand next to the charred lots where neighboring homes were burned to the ground in the Mountain Shadows subdivision area of Colorado Springs, Colo., Thursday, June 28, 2012. Colorado Springs officials said Thursday that hundreds of homes have been destroyed by the raging wildfire. (AP Photo/Denver Post, RJ Sangosti)

A helicopter tries to put out fire on the Waldo Canyon wildfire as it moved into subdivisions and destroyed homes in Colorado Springs, Colo., on Tuesday, June 26, 2012. (AP Photo/Gaylon Wampler)

A plume of smoke rises behind homes on the Waldo Canyon wildfire west of Colorado Springs, Colo., on Wednesday, June 27, 2012. (AP Photo/Ed Andrieski)








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