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Huge Colorado wildfires force evacuations

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Hundreds of people near Denver, Colorado were forced out of their homes by spectacular wildfires, and at least one death has been reported so far. The wind-driven wildfire destroyed an unknown number of homes and forced the mandatory evacuation of 900 dwellings in the foothills and canyons west of Denver on Monday, authorities said. The blaze was believed to have been ignited by embers left over from a controlled-burning operation conducted last week to clear parched vegetation that authorities wanted to remove as potential wildfire fuel. By nightfall, the blaze was reported to have scorched some 3,000 acres of grasslands and trees, as it burned out of control roughly 20 miles from the western edge of Denver.
Hundreds of people near Denver, Colorado were forced out of their homes by spectacular wildfires, and at least one death has been reported so far. The wind-driven wildfire destroyed an unknown number of homes and forced the mandatory evacuation ...
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