Wildfires rage in the west

<div class="meta "><span class="caption-text ">A plume of smoke from the Waldo Canyon wildfire rises behind homes west of Colorado Springs, Colo., Wednesday, June 27, 2012. A large number of homes were destroyed by the fire Tuesday night in subdivisions west of Colorado Springs. &#40;AP Photo&#47;Ed Andrieski&#41; (AP Photo&#47; Ed Andrieski)</span></div>
June 30, 2012 5:38:19 AM PDT