Woman Dies in Colo. Wildfire

    LAPORTE, CO  - JUNE 11:  A Sikorsky S-64 Aircrane firefighting helicopter drops water on a hotspot burning close to some homes near Horsetooth Reservoir on Monday June 11, 2012 near Laporte, Colorado. The High Park Fire in Larimer County has burned almost 37,000 acres and damaged or destroyed more than 100 structures. There is no containment of the fire, which is burning in the mountains about 15 miles west of Fort Collins, Co.  (Photo by Marc Piscotty/Getty Images)

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    An out-of-control wildfire in Colorado claimed the life of a woman on Monday, as the lightning-induced High Park fire destroyed at least 100 structures in a 57-mile radius near Fort Collins. The Latimer County Sheriff's Office confirmed that Linda Steadman, 62, died in her home. A deputy and a firefighter made it to her property but were stopped by the blaze at her gate. By 8 p.m. Monday the fire had spread to 41,140 acres and was zero percent contained, as officials expected temperatures in the 80s on Tuesday and forecasted a windy day ahead. Meanwhile, firefighters also struggled to contain a separate blaze hundreds of miles to the south in New Mexico, which caused more than 1,500 people to evacuate.

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