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Full Containment Of Roach Fire Expected Friday

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An image of the Roach Fire (credit: U.S. Forest Service)

An image of the Roach Fire (credit: U.S. Forest Service)

GALLERIES: COLORADO'S WORST WILDFIRES

RED FEATHER LAKES, Colo. (AP) — Firefighters are close to fully containing a wildfire burning in Colorado’s Roosevelt National Forest near the Wyoming border.

The Roach Fire is 75 percent contained and crews hope to have it fully surrounded sometime Friday.

The 150-acre fire is about 3 miles south of the Wyoming line and isn’t threatening any houses.

It’s burning in a swath of lodgepole pine where the majority of trees have been killed by mountain pine beetles.

It’s still not known what started the fire, which was reported Monday.

roach fire map consolidated Full Containment Of Roach Fire Expected Friday

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