PHOTOS: Wildfires leave destruction across the West
Cars were burned to nothing but charred metal, and only concrete remained of many homes in the neighborhoods most damaged by the worst wildfire in Colorado history.
July 1, 2012 Krista Albers, far right, hugs family friend Joie Edwards after seeing what is left of her home in the Mountain Shadows subdivision of Colorado Springs, after the Waldo Canyon fire ravaged the community. So far, the blaze, now 45 percent contained, has damaged or destroyed nearly 350 homes in the area. Stephen Mitchell/The Denver Post via AP