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CO wildfire gets worse - Jun 14th, 2013 - National

— Fire officials say the wildfire that's burning northeast of Colorado Springs, Colo., is worse than last year's blaze that killed two people and burned 347 homes.

This year's fire in El Paso County has destroyed at least 360 homes and also has resulted in the deaths of two people who were trying to evacuate.

They were among some 39,000 people given orders to leave the area and part of the city of Colorado Springs.

There are other wildfires burning in Colorado, as well as in New Mexico, Oregon and California.