‘Like dominoes’: Utah homes burn as wildfires menace US West

Rick and Becky Carrigan pet their dog, Buster, in Moab, Utah, Wednesday, June 13, 2018. A brush fire that started Tuesday destroyed the couple’s home. Several thousand people in Colorado and Wyoming fled multiple wildfires scorching the drought-stricken U.S. West on Wednesday. (Jeffrey D. Allred/The Deseret News via AP)

Red Cross volunteer Monica Sierra hugs a friend in Moab, Utah, on Wednesday, June 13, 2018. A fast-moving brush fire destroyed homes in the Utah tourist town of Moab, while several thousand people in Colorado and Wyoming fled multiple wildfires scorching the drought-stricken U.S. West on Wednesday. (Jeffrey D. Allred/The Deseret News via AP)

A Green River firefighter cleans up after a brush fire near Pack Creek in Moab, Utah, Wednesday, June 13, 2018. A fast-moving brush fire destroyed homes in the Utah tourist town of Moab, while several thousand people in Colorado and Wyoming fled multiple wildfires scorching the drought-stricken U.S. West on Wednesday. (Jeffrey D. Allred/The Deseret News via AP)

North Logan firefighters clean up after a brush fire in Moab, Utah, on Wednesday, June 13, 2018. A fast-moving brush fire destroyed homes in the Utah tourist town of Moab, while several thousand people in Colorado and Wyoming fled multiple wildfires scorching the drought-stricken U.S. West on Wednesday. (Jeffrey D. Allred/The Deseret News via AP)

Fire investigators walk among the property destroyed by the fire near Pack Creek, in Moab, Utah, Wednesday, June 13, 2018. A fast-moving brush fire destroyed eight homes in the Utah tourist town of Moab, while more than 3,000 people in Colorado and Wyoming fled multiple wildfires scorching the drought-stricken U.S. West on Wednesday. (Rick Egan/The Salt Lake Tribune via AP)

Smoke from a wildfire can be seen rising from the Medicine Bow National Forest near Woods Landing, Wyo., Wednesday, June 13, 2018. Several thousand people in Colorado and Wyoming fled multiple wildfires scorching the drought-stricken U.S. West on Wednesday. (Shannon Broderick/Laramie Boomerang via AP)

DENVER — A fast-moving brush fire destroyed eight homes in the Utah tourist town of Moab, while more than 3,000 people in Colorado and Wyoming fled multiple wildfires scorching the drought-stricken U.S. West on Wednesday.

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