Western Colorado Wildfire Is 92 Percent Contained
PARADOX, Colo. (AP) — A fire that has burned more than 9 square miles in western Colorado is 92 percent contained.
Fire managers say they expect it to be fully contained by Sunday.
Officials believe the fire was human-caused but investigators haven’t been able to determine exactly how it began.
No structures have burned.
The fire is 220 miles west of Denver near the Colorado-Utah border. It has cost about $3.3 million to fight.
A second fire has burned more than 6½ square miles near Pagosa Springs, about 200 miles southwest of Denver.
No containment figure was released. A total of 20 houses and outbuildings are threatened but none have burned.
Fire managers say lightning started the blaze on May 13. It has cost $1.3 million to fight.
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