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‘Miracle’ that no loss of life in Colorado urban wildfire -Governor

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By Brad Brooks (Reuters) -Colorado officials said on Friday that it was a “miracle” that no deaths were reported in an unprecedented urban wildfire that moved at breakneck speeds across towns north of Denver, destroying upward of 1,000 homes. The fire was driven by wind gusts of 105 miles per hour, which caused flames to leapfrog over highways and entire neighborhoods on Thursday, authorities said. The winds created a mosaic burn pattern that saw untouched homes standing next to those left in ashes. Officials said on Friday that winds had died down and snow was arriving, and that they did not …

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