PHOTO GALLERIES: Wildfires in West continue to rage, testing relief resources
June 12, 2012 | 8:50 p.m. CDT
Wildfires in the western part of the U.S. continue to rage, testing the aging fleet of firefighting relief aircraft.
A helicopter drops water on the High Park wildfire burning near homes west of Fort Collins, Colo., on Monday. Massive wildfires in drought-parched Colorado and New Mexico tested the resources of state and federal crews.
| Ed Andrieski/The Associated Press
In this aerial photo, a home is surrounded by slurry as the High Park Fire encroaches Monday near Fort Collins, Colo. Massive wildfires in drought-parched Colorado and New Mexico have tested the resources of state and federal crews.
| Eric Lutzens/The Associated Press
A burned home near Ruidoso, N.M., shows the devastation caused by a wildfire Monday.
| Adolphe Pierre-Louis/The Associated Press
A helicopter carries water to drop over the Little Bear fire near Ruidoso, N.M., on Monday. An estimated 35 structures have been damaged or destroyed, and fire managers expect that number to grow once damage assessments can be done.
| Juan Carlos Llorca/The Associated Press