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Wildfire destroys most homes in Colo. history

Wildfire in northern Colorado destroys at least 181 homes, most in state history By The Associated Press

DENVER (AP) ' Additional crews have arrived at a wildfire in northern Colorado that has scorched about 85 square miles and destroyed at least 181 homes, destroying most homes in the state's history.

More than 1,500 personnel are working on the fire about 15 miles west of Fort Collins. The lightning-caused blaze was reported June 9 and was 20 percent contained.

Fire information officer Brett Haberstick says hot and dry weather is expected to continue, but crews have made progress in containing a 200-acre spot fire north of the Cache La Poudre River, a critical line of defense against northward growth.




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