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Homes are destroyed by the Waldo Canyon fire in the Mountain Shadows area of Colorado Springs, Colo., on Tuesday, June 26, 2012.  A stubborn and towering wildfire jumped firefighters’ perimeter lines in the hills overlooking Colorado Springs, forcing frantic mandatory evacuation notices for more than 9,000 residents. Photo: The Gazette, Jerilee Bennett / AP

Homes are destroyed by the Waldo Canyon fire in the Mountain Shadows area of Colorado Springs, Colo., on Tuesday, June 26, 2012. A stubborn and towering wildfire jumped firefighters’ perimeter lines in the hills overlooking Colorado Springs, forcing frantic mandatory evacuation notices for more than 9,000 residents. Photo: The Gazette, Jerilee Bennett / AP

the inspiration for this board: the Waldo Canyon Fire of 2012, Colorado Springs, CO; Photo from the Instacanvas gallery for guitarist4x.

the inspiration for this board: the Waldo Canyon Fire of 2012, Colorado Springs, CO; Photo from the Instacanvas gallery for guitarist4x.

The roaring Waldo Canyon fire that exploded into west-side neighborhoods of Colorado Springs destroyed 346 homes — making it the most destructive wildfire in state history. It also has claimed at least one life.

Photos: Waldo Canyon Fire near Garden of the Gods

The roaring Waldo Canyon fire that exploded into west-side neighborhoods of Colorado Springs destroyed 346 homes — making it the most destructive wildfire in state history. It also has claimed at least one life.

Waldo Canyon fire in Colorado Springs, CO. Crazy.

Waldo Canyon fire in Colorado Springs, CO. Crazy.

Waldo Canyon Fire burns out of control, Tuesday June 26, 2012, in Colorado Spring. RJ Sangosti, The Denver Post

Waldo Canyon Fire burns out of control, Tuesday June 26, 2012, in Colorado Spring. RJ Sangosti, The Denver Post

An aerial view of the Lateral West Fire in the Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge looking westward from above Lake Drummond late in the afternoon Thursday, August 11, 2011.

An aerial view of the Lateral West Fire in the Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge looking westward from above Lake Drummond late in the afternoon Thursday, August 11, 2011.

A helicopter drops water on the Waldo Canyon Fire along U.S. Highway 24 west between the Waldo Canyon Trailhead and Cascade, Colo., Tuesday, June 26, 2012. Colorado has endured nearly a week of 100-plus-degree days and low humidity, sapping moisture from timber and grass, creating a devastating formula for volatile wildfires across the state and punishing conditions for firefighters.

A helicopter drops water on the Waldo Canyon Fire along U.S. Highway 24 west between the Waldo Canyon Trailhead and Cascade, Colo., Tuesday, June 26, 2012. Colorado has endured nearly a week of 100-plus-degree days and low humidity, sapping moisture from timber and grass, creating a devastating formula for volatile wildfires across the state and punishing conditions for firefighters.

A New Low in Shameful Liberal Media Bias: TV SHOW QUANTICO: MILITIA COMMITS TERROR ATTACK SHOUTING "MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN"...

A New Low in Shameful Liberal Media Bias: TV SHOW QUANTICO: MILITIA COMMITS TERROR ATTACK SHOUTING "MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN"...

Fire from the Waldo Canyon wildfire as it moved into subdivisions and destroyed homes in Colorado Springs, Colo., on Tuesday, June 26, 2012. Photo: Gaylon Wampler / AP

Fire from the Waldo Canyon wildfire as it moved into subdivisions and destroyed homes in Colorado Springs, Colo., on Tuesday, June 26, 2012. Photo: Gaylon Wampler / AP

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"Firestorm: The Waldo Canyon Fire" (122 Photos)

"Firestorm: The Waldo Canyon Fire" (122 Photos)

Waldo Canyon Fire now most destructive Colorado fire on record

Waldo Canyon Fire now most destructive Colorado fire on record

Wildfires in the US state of Colorado have forced more than people to flee their homes, as the blaze advances on the city of Colorado Springs.

Wildfire in the San Jacinto Mountains, California.

On Fire

Wildfire in the San Jacinto Mountains, California.