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Communities devastated by massive Utah wildfire

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Tammy Lance of Payson, Utah, swaddles a kitten after finding the litter alive under a burned-out truck in the Oaker Hills neighborhood in Sanpete County, Utah, on Monday, June 25, 2012. The area was devastated by a wildfire that started Saturday.

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An air tanker drops fire retardant while battling a blaze near Mt. Pleasant, Utah, on June 25, 2012. Firefighting officials say they have 10 percent containment on a fire that's threatening about 300 homes in Sanpete County and has burned structures, although they say it's not clear how many structures were burned or what kind they are.

The Wood Hollow wildfire in Utah spread to nearly 39,000 acres Monday, The Deseret News reports:

Firefighters in Sanpete County had hoped to reach 20 percent containment of the Wood Hollow Fire by late Monday. Mandatory evacuation orders remained in place, although officials acknowledged that not all residents left their homes.

More than 200 homes were evacuated Sunday, including the subdivisions of Oaker Hills, Elk Ridge, Indian Ridge, Panorama, Big Hollow and Hideaway Valley — areas that were a mixture of summer cabins, primary residences and horse and livestock properties. Read the full story.

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A stream of melted aluminum from a burned-out car is visible on the ground in the Oaker Hills neighborhood on June 25, 2012.

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Cody Emerine surveys some of the destruction after a wildfire swept through the Oaker Hills neighborhood on June 25, 2012. The Wood Hollow Fire has destroyed at least two dozen homes but was only 15 percent contained by late Monday night.

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Tammy Lance comforts one of the rescued kittens on June 25, 2012. Lance's cabin in the Oaker Hills neighborhood was destroyed but she and her husband found the kittens alive under a burned-out truck nearby.

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Chunk Lance comforts neighbor Kellie Sanderson on June 25, 2012, after they viewed an area in central Utah that was devastated by a wildfire. Lance's cabin in the Oaker Hills neighborhood was destroyed but Sanderson's survived.