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Colorado Wildfires Burn Hundreds of Homes, Force Evacuations

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Wildfires Devour Hundreds of Homes in Colorado
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Denver (AP) -- An estimated 580 homes, a hotel and a shopping center have burned and tens of thousands of people were evacuated in wind-fueled wildfires outside Denver, officials said Thursday evening.

At least one first responder and six others were injured, though Boulder County Sheriff Joe Pelle acknowledged there could be more injuries and deaths could be possible due to the intensity of fires that quickly swept across the region as winds gusted up to 105 mph (169 kph).