Wildfire Chars 75-100 Acres In Southwestern Colorado

CREEDE, Colo. (AP) – Crews are battling a wildfire that has charred between 75 and 100 acres and is threatening a handful of homes in southwestern Colorado.

Mike Blakeman, a spokesman for the Rio Grande National Forest, says the fire was reported at about noon Friday and is burning in a wooded area about 15 miles southwest of Creede.

No structures have been damaged, but three homes and several outbuildings are threatened.

Three engines and a helicopter are fighting the fire, the cause of which is under investigation.

(credit: CBS)

(credit: CBS)

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