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Woman Dies in Colo. Wildfire

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.

June 12, 2012 7:00 AM