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A member of the Rock Creek Rural Fire Protection District fights a fire near the Hidden Lakes subdivision Wednesday in Twin Falls, Idaho.

Wildfire claims 346 homes

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) -- A raging Colorado wildfire that forced tens of thousands to flee destroyed an estimated 346 homes this week, making it the most destructive fire in the state's history, officials said Thursday.

From above, the destruction becomes painfully clear: Rows and rows of houses were reduced to smoldering ashes, even as some homes just feet away survived largely intact.

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