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A U.S. Army C-130 makes a slurry drop on a wildfire in the Black Forest area north of Colorado Springs, Colo., on Wednesday, June 12, 2013. As many as 50 homes were destroyed by the fire on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Ed Andrieski)

A U.S. Army C-130 makes a slurry drop on a wildfire in the Black Forest area north of Colorado Springs, Colo., on Wednesday, June 12, 2013. As many as 50 homes were destroyed by the fire on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Ed Andrieski)

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  • A U.S. Army C-130 makes a slurry drop on a wildfire in the Black Forest area north of Colorado Springs, Colo., on Wednesday, June 12, 2013. As many as 50 homes were destroyed by the fire on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Ed Andrieski)
  • Blackened and charred homes are left along Herring Road in the Black Forest area northeast of Colorado Springs, Colo., on Wednesday, June 12, 2013. The Black Forest Fire northeast of Colorado Springs earlier prompted evacuation orders and pre-evacuation notices to more than 9,000 people and to about 3,500 homes and businesses, sheriff's officials said. The fire has destroyed at least 92 homes. (AP Photo/The Denver Post, Helen H. Richardson)  (AP Photo/The Denver Post, ) MAGS OUT; TV OUT; INTERNET OUT; NO SALES; NEW YORK POST OUT; NEW YORK DAILY NEWS OUT
  • A photographer takes photos of the Black Forest Fire as it burns out of control for a second straight day near Colorado Springs, Colo. on Wednesday, June 12, 2013. Three Colorado wildfires fueled by hot temperatures, gusty winds and thick, bone-dry forests have together burned dozens of homes and led to the evacuation of more than 7,000 residents and nearly 1,000 inmates at medium-security prison. (AP Photo/Bryan Oller)
  • Tom Smith works to remove tree limbs to protect a friend's home from advancing flames Wednesday, June 12, 2013 near Burgess Road and Armonia Ranch Ct. in Black Forest northeast of Colorado Springs, Colo. A pair of U.S. Defense Department cargo planes was mobilized Wednesday to help battle wildfires in Colorado and elsewhere in the West as crews surveyed the damage from a large blaze burning near Colorado Springs that already has destroyed dozens of homes. (AP Photo/The Colorado Springs Gazette, Mark Reis) MAGS OUT
  • The Black Forest Fire burns out of control for a second straight day near Colorado Springs, Colo. on Wednesday, June 12, 2013. An evacuated resident watches a plume rise near his home. The fire has consumed at least 7500-8000 acres. It has destroyed 92 homes and damaged others. The erratic fire has forced the evacuation of thousands of people in the Black Forest and portions of Colorado Springs. (AP Photo/Bryan Oller)
  • Large plumes of smoke rise from a wild land fire in the Black Forest northeast of Colorado Springs, Colo. on Tuesday, June 11, 2013.  Homes have already burned and the wind is expected to continue through the afternoon. (AP Photo/The Denver Post, Aaron Ontiveroz)
  • Visitors and employees leave the Royal Gorge Bridge park as smoke billows skyward Tuesday afternoon, June 11, 2013, from a fire near the gorge in western Fremont County west of Canon City, Colo. The fire burning on an estimated 300 acres south of the Royal Gorge Bridge and the Arkansas River led to the evacuation of the park, the Bureau of Land Management said. (AP Photo/The Pueblo Chieftain, Brian Bowen)
  • The Black Forest Fire burns northeast of Colorado Springs, Colo., Tuesday, June 11, 2013, as nearby residents Amy O'Connor, left, and Nathalie Bartleson watch it creep toward the tree line. The fire consumed an estimated 7,500 acres, damaged 40-60 structures and forced the evacuation of thousands of people. (AP Photo/Bryan Oller)
  • A slurry bomber flies over homes as it prepares to drop fire retardant on the Black Forest Fire in northeast of Colorado Springs on Tuesday, June 11, 2013. The fire consumed an estimated 7500 acres. It damaged 40-60 structures and forced the evacuation of thousands of people. As of Tuesday night the fire was reported as zero percent contained. (AP Photo/BryanOller)
  • Black Forest Fire Dept. officers burn off natural ground fuel in an evacuated neighborhood, prepping the area for the encroachment of the wildfire in the Black Forest area north of Colorado Springs, Colo., on Wednesday, June 12, 2013. The number of houses destroyed by the Black Forest fire could grow to around 100, and authorities fear it's possible that some people who stayed behind might have died. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)
  • Colorado Springs resident Yolette Baca takes a photo of the wildfire in the Black Forest area north of Colorado Springs, Colo., on Wednesday, June 12, 2013. The number of houses destroyed by the Black Forest fire could grow to around 100, and authorities fear it's possible that some people who stayed behind might have died. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)
  • Chris and Christine Walker watch the Black Forest Fire gain steam as it burns out of control for a second straight day near Colorado Springs, Colo. on Wednesday, June 12, 2013. The Walkers live nearby and were under pre-evacuation orders. Three Colorado wildfires fueled by hot temperatures, gusty winds and thick, bone-dry forests have together burned dozens of homes and led to the evacuation of more than 7,000 residents and nearly 1,000 inmates at medium-security prison. (AP Photo/Bryan Oller)
  • People pulled to over watch from their cars as a fire-fighting slurry plane makes a pass in preparation to drop its load on a wildfire in the Black Forest area north of Colorado Springs, Colo., on Wednesday, June 12, 2013. The number of houses destroyed by the Black Forest fire could grow to around 100, and authorities fear it's possible that some people who stayed behind might have died. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)
  • Bystanders watch from a hill above Highway 83 near Shoup Road Wednesday, June 12, 2013, in Colorado Springs, Colo. Near Colorado Springs, authorities fear that a 12-square-mile wildfire in a heavily-wooded residential area might have already destroyed around 100 homes _ even as it continued to send up puffs of black smoke and likely consumed more buildings.  (AP Photo/The Gazette, Christian Murdock) MAGS OUT

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