"Raging Colorado, Arizona Wildfires Prompt Evacuations"

"Several wildfires raged unchecked across drought-parched Colorado on Thursday, one threatening oil and gas wells close to the Utah border and another about 300 miles to the southeast chased a group of Boy Scouts from their camp near New Mexico."

"A separate wind-whipped fire roaring through chaparral and pine forests in central Arizona forced the evacuation of about 460 homes near the town of Prescott, about 100 miles north of Phoenix.

Scorching temperatures, low humidity and gusting winds have much of Colorado under red-flag warnings for extreme fire danger, the National Weather Service said in a bulletin."

Keith Coffman reports for Reuters June 20, 2013.

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"Colorado Wildfires Burning at Multiple Sites, Some at Zero Containment" (Denver Post)

Source: Reuters, 06/21/2013