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Black Forest Fire Turns Deadly: 2 Found Dead In Colorado Springs-Area Fire

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Colorado Springs police officers wear masks for smoke as they man a roadblock to an evacuated area of forest, ranches and residences, in the Black Forest wildfire area, north of Colorado Springs, Colo., on Thursday, June 13, 2013. The blaze in the Black Forest area northeast of Colorado Springs is now the most destructive in Colorado history, surpassing last year's Waldo Canyon fire, which burned 347 homes, killed two people and led to $353 million in insurance claims. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley) | AP

The remains of two people have been found in an area burned by the Black Forest Fire, according to El Paso County Sheriff Terry Maketa.

They have not been identified as of Thursday evening but they are the first reported fatalities of the wildfire that broke out on Tuesday and is only at 5 percent containment. The fire had burned an estimated 15,700 acres as of Thursday night.

The bodies were reportedly found in a garage together with the car doors open and may have been trying to flee.

"We were truly hoping we could get from day to day without news like this," Maketa told The Denver Post. "It certainly was tragic news we were hoping we could avoid."

The Black Forest Fire has already destroyed at least 360 homes northwest of Colorado Springs, surpassing the destruction of last June's Waldo Canyon Fire.

This is a developing story...

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