2 found dead in area burned by Colo. wildfire

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - A sheriff says remains of two people have been found in an area burned by a wildfire northeast of Colorado Springs, Colo.
   
El Paso County Sheriff Terry Maketa says one person who was reported missing Wednesday was found safe, but crews on Thursday found the remains of another person reported missing. About an hour later they found the remains of a second person.
   
The Black Forest Fire has destroyed at least 360 houses, and an estimated 40,000 people, including some in Colorado Springs, have been ordered to leave their homes.
   
The blaze is now the most destructive in Colorado history.

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - Residents of 1,000 homes in Colorado Springs are being ordered to evacuate because of a wildfire that's already destroyed at least 360 houses.
   
Thursday's evacuation order is the first within the city limits. About 38,000 people were previously told to leave because of the fire that started in a populated, wooded area east of the city.
   
Colorado's second-largest city of about 430,000 people is also asking residents of 2,000 more homes to be ready to evacuate because the fire has reached a designated trigger point.
   
The blaze in the Black Forest area is now the most destructive in Colorado history.

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