Last Updated: Thursday, June 13, 2013

Colorado wildfires destroy 360 plus homes, 38,000 evacuated

Update 23:50 UTC
-At least two dead bodies have been found in area burned by Colo. wildfire.
-Fires are also burning in New Mexico, Oregon and California.

More than 360 homes have been destroyed and around 38,000 people have been evacuated by recent Colorado wildfires, Chicago Tribune reported.

According to the Colorado Office of Emergency Management, fire continues to burn juniper and pinon trees on both sides of the Royal Gorge Bridge.

Colorado wildfires have burned 15,000 acres by late Thursday morning.

Livestock evacuation following wildfire on June 11 in Colorado Springs; Jerilee Bennett / Zuma Press

Around 900 prisoners were moved by the Royal Gorge fire from the Colorado Territorial Correctional Facility outside Canon City on Tuesday.

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Disaster emergency has been declared for the Black Forest, Royal Gorge fires and fire in rural Huerfano County.

The 2012 Colorado wildfires led to declaration of a federal disaster in June 2012. Colorado Springs wildfire in 2012 had claimed lives of 5 people.

Original post: Natural Disasters List June 13, 2013