Colorado Wildfire Destroys Homes, Spreads

"BLACK FOREST, Colo. -- Shifting winds whipped flames through the winding roads and hills of Black Forest on Wednesday, forcing new evacuations and sending a plume of thick smoke across the Front Range."

"Dozens of residents received the news they had been dreading: The Black Forest fire had destroyed their homes. Others were left with something almost worse: The agony of not knowing.

'That's the hardest part, the waiting,' said Sharon Rambo, who shared news with other evacuees in a makeshift trailer park in a Walmart parking lot. 'You can't confirm if your house is there or not, so you can't move in any direction. You're just sort of paralyzed.'"

Sadie Gurman, Kurtis Lee,m and Ryan Parker report for the Denver Post June 12, 2013.

Source: Denver Post, 06/13/2013