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Wildfire dangers prevent Colo. residents' return

Colo. residents pressing to return home after wildfire damages 27 homes; woman missing By The Associated Press

CONIFER, Colo. (AP) ' Displaced residents are pressing fire officials for permission to return to their homes or salvage what's left after a wildfire set off by a prescribed burn charred a 6-square-mile area.

A search team will return Thursday to continue the search for a woman missing in the fire zone. Her home was among 27 destroyed or damaged in the blaze, which has still not been contained.

The 6-square-mile fire started after a controlled burn last week that was meant to thin dry vegetation and control future fire risk. Instead, the blaze went out of control Monday when wind gusts blew embers across a containment line and into unburned forest.

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