Colorado Springs Wildfires Still Burning

Thousands of people displaced as homes and neighborhoods burn to the ground.
1:44 | 06/12/13

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From chicago and that storm we head to colorado springs where tonight all eyes are on wildfires, homes destroyed and thousands of families on the move. Clayton sandell has the very latest from there. Reporter: Hot dry winds are fanning seven fires, the worst blowing up and forcing evacuations over 50 square miles. Reporter: Walls of flame from the black forest fire near colorado springs are taking out million-dollar homes. Every house on this street gone. At this point, I would not be surprised if we crossed over eighty homes and approaching a hundred. Reporter: Seven thousand people ordered to leave had little warning -- I'm just ly terrified at this moment. Reporter: --Stalked by giant flames and ominous smoke. One of the worst fears is that people took their chances p and it may have cost them their life. Reporter: Lynn brown has just 90 frantic minutes to decide what she could take. People were grabbing photos off the wall, photo albums. Whether the house is still standing, I don't know, everyone seems to think that it's gone. Reporter: Late today she learned here family's home for 18 years burned to the ground. The minute you leave you realize there's a lot that you forgot. Reporter: Another blaze threatened royal george bridge and forced state prison officials to move 900 inmates out of the fire's path. These fires are aggravated by interested and drought. Dry brush like this is turned into super fuel. The fires are bad for people but also wildlife. This baby deer was rescued by a firefighter, one small act amid overwhelming destruction. Clayton sandell, abc news, colorado springs.

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