COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (TheBlaze/AP) — A wildfire fueled by hot temperatures, gusty winds, and thick, bone-dry forests has destroyed 92 homes, damaged five more and prompted more than 7,000 residents northeast of Colorado Springs to flee, sheriff’s official said Wednesday.

A separate Colorado wildfire to the south has destroyed 20 structures and prompted evacuations of about 250 residents and nearly 1,000 inmates at medium-security prison. To the north, another fire burned in Rocky Mountain National Park.

Wildfires also were burning in New Mexico, Oregon and California, where a smokejumper was killed fighting one of dozens of lightning-sparked fires.

Here’s a look at the intense Black Forest Fire in and around Colorado Springs:

10 Incredible Photos of Colorados Black Forest Fire

Peter McEvoy posted this photo on his Twitter late Tuesday visible from behind home plate Pine Creek High School, just southwest of the evacuation area. (Credit: Peter McEvoy/Twitter)

10 Incredible Photos of Colorados Black Forest Fire

Joel Pingleton posted a photo of his Colorado Springs neighborhood before evacuation Tuesday; he added that he grabbed his “mom, brother, hard drive for my computer, my shotgun, a couple shirts, and my bible. #priorities.” (Credit: Joel Pingleton/Twitter)

10 Incredible Photos of Colorados Black Forest Fire

Shad Dohl of Colorado Springs watches the Black Forest Fire June 12, 2013. (Credit: Getty Images)

10 Incredible Photos of Colorados Black Forest Fire

Joseph Marsh followed the Black Forest Fire and posted this photo just south of the evacuation zone. (Credit: Joseph Marsh/Twitter)

10 Incredible Photos of Colorados Black Forest Fire

Large plumes of smoke rise from a wild land fire in the Black Forest northeast of Colorado Springs, Colo. on Tuesday, June 11, 2013. (Credit: AP/The Denver Post, Helen H. Richardson)

10 Incredible Photos of Colorados Black Forest Fire

The Black Forest Fire burns northeast of Colorado Springs, Colo., Tuesday, June 11, 2013 as Chad Williams takes photos. (Credit: AP)

10 Incredible Photos of Colorados Black Forest Fire

Bill Moreau watches as the Black Forest fire burns near his house near Black Forest Road Tuesday afternoon, June 11, 2013, near Colorado Springs, Colo. (Credit: AP)

10 Incredible Photos of Colorados Black Forest Fire

The Black Forest Fire burns northeast of Colorado Springs, Colo, Tuesday, June 11, 2013. (Credit: AP)

10 Incredible Photos of Colorados Black Forest Fire

Large plumes of smoke rise from a wild land fire in the Black Forest northeast of Colorado Springs, Colo. on Tuesday, June 11, 2013. (Credit: AP)

10 Incredible Photos of Colorados Black Forest Fire

A bird perches as the Black Forest Fire burns northeast of Colorado Springs, Colo, Tuesday, June 11, 2013. (Credit: AP)

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