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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - C.J. Moore says she wouldn't have thought a bowling ball would melt, but that was one of the strange sights she on her front lawn as she and other residents toured a Colorado Springs neighborhood reduced to ashes by the most destructive wildfire in Colorado history.

About 1,500 personnel continue to battle the Waldo Canyon wildfire near Colorado Springs. The fire is now estimated to be about 45 percent contained, and officials say they're confident fire lines will stop flames from spreading.

The blaze has destroyed 350 homes, and residents got their first opportunity to tour scorched neighborhoods today.

Fire crews are reporting progress. They say the fire is 45 percent contained and they're optimistic that fire lines will hold.

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