Fire and Floods

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Thursday, September 9, 2010 - 9:24am

Harsh weather fuels fire and flooding in Colorado, Michigan and Texas.

Remnants of Tropical Storm Hermine are causing widespread flooding in parts of Texas, while to the north fire is the problem, from the streets of Detroit to the foothills of Colorado.

Some progress was made Wednesday by firefighters battling a wildfire that's destroyed
at least 100 structures, including more than 50 homes northwest of Boulder, Colorado.

The fire spread quickly on Monday, fanned by strong winds.

It forced more than 3,000 people from their homes.

Officials say it's still unsafe for them to return, leaving residents frustrated.

At least eight people who did not evacuate from the fire zone have been reported missing.

Officials will go to their homes and contact their relatives to try and determine if they're okay.

In Detroit, more frustration and awe as 50 mile-an-hour wind gusts combined with hot dry conditions
swept fire through at least three neighborhoods, charring dozens of homes.

So far, no injuries have been reported.

Meanwhile, in central and north Texas too much rain has prompted flood warnings.

High water from heavy rain caused by Hermine has forced evacuations, closed roads and stranded residents.

In Killeen, Texas, a 19-year-old women was killed when her vehicle was swept away in water that had risen over the road.

Rescuers near San Antonio pulled another women to safety through her car sunroof.
 

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