Wildfires in the U.S. have destroyed nearly 500 homes

June 15, 2013. Not less than 473 houses were burned as a result of natural fires in the U.S. state of Colorado, According to the Associated Press on Saturday.

Earlier it was reported that burned at least 360 homes, and victims of fires were two people. Around 40,000 people have been evacuated in Colorado.

Firefighters managed to locate 30% of the fire. According to U.S. media reports, on Saturday, people will start to return to their homes.

In Colorado fires raging for several days. From the disaster affected areas of the Royal Gorge, where the fire was threatening the famous suspension bridge, located at an altitude of 291 meters above the river Arkansas.

According to media reports, the current forest fires have become the most destructive in the history of the State of Colorado, surpassing the scale of the damage last year's fires.

Colorado, USA, 13 June 2013 © Rick Wilking | Reuters

Colorado, USA, 13 June 2013 © Rick Wilking | Reuters

Source: RIA Novosti

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