Thousands Return Home Following Massive Wildfires

Colorado residents relieved as homes left spared by devastating fires.
1:37 | 06/15/13

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Now to the historic wildfires tonight, still burning in colorado. Just look at thisore and after image tonight, all of that green in this neighborhood near colorado springs, those are trees and here's the after, giants areas of gray there, the trees wiped out by the fires. The most destructive in colorado history. Tonight, at least two people are dead and a record 475 homes are now gone. Abc's clayton sandell on the front lines from the start. And he's there for some the battle of black forest is finally favoring firefighters. I'm seeing some very encouraging signs. Reporter: Progress, but some areas are still too dangerous to enter. Frustrating refugees who just want to go home. Tonight, some of the lucky evacuees are going back. It turns out it's the home of the shimshak family. They returned home to see their home spared. They're now unpacking the important things. The dogs, the clothes, the stuff ducks.And remember, mike and shirley trees, we found them frantically evacuating their animals thursday. Even taking time to save a priceless family cookbook. Some of these are 100 years-plus? Hey, welcome back. Reporter: Tonight, they're home. Feel like you dodged a bullet? More than once. We are so lucky. We know we are. We know that there are a lots of folks that are not in our position. So it's bittersweet. Bittersweet indeed. Our thanks to clayton tonight. Breaking headline from iran

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