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Colorado, New Mexico wildfires seen from space

NASA Goddard Space Flight Center via AP

Satellite image provided by the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center shows wildfires in Colorado and New Mexico. The 68-square-mile High Park Fire near Fort Collins, Colo., is at top, with the 56-square-mile Little Bear fire, lower right, and 438-square-mile Gila fire, lower left, both in New Mexico, also visible.

AP reports: A northern Colorado wildfire 60 miles away wrapped Denver in a pungent cloud of smoke for several hours Tuesday and complicated the aerial offensive against the spreading mountain blaze, which has killed one person and destroyed more than 100 structures.

In southern New Mexico, a 56-square-mile wildfire threatening the village of Ruidoso damaged or destroyed at least 224 homes and cabins, and that number was expected to increase. Lincoln County workers found only heaps of burned metal and other debris on home sites hit hardest by the Little Bear fire. Continue reading the story.


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