The Ottumwa Courier


Colorado Wildifres-3

A Colorado State Patrol officer races to leave a mark on a mailbox to note that the residents of the house have been notified of the mandatory evacuation because of the Black Forest fire and have left the area, Thursday, June 13, 2013, north of Colorado Springs, Colo. A voracious wildfire driven in all directions by shifting winds destroyed at least 360 homes -- a number that was likely to climb as the most destructive blaze in Colorado history burned out of control for a third day through miles of tinder-dry woods. (AP Photo/The Colorado Springs Gazette, Michael Ciaglo) MAGS OUT

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