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Fire crews battle Colorado wildfires that have destroyed nearly 100 homes

Fire crews battle Colorado wildfires that have destroyed nearly 100 homes
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POSTED: Thursday, June 13, 2013 - 8:00am

UPDATED: Thursday, June 13, 2013 - 8:04am

Firefighters continue to battle raging wildfires across parts of central Colorado.

The so called "Black Forest" fire has destroyed nearly 100 homes since it started Tuesday.

2,500 properties are threatened, forcing 7,000 people to evacuate.

Among the evacuees are 900 inmates from a prison too close to the fire line.

Read more: http://nbcnews.to/1968IjO

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