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Papoose Fire Could Flare Up In Beetle Kill Area

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The West Fork Complex Fire  (credit: CBS)

The West Fork Complex Fire (credit: CBS)

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DEL NORTE, Colo. (AP) – One of the trio of wildfires burning in southwestern Colorado is expected to be active in the coming days.

The Papoose Fire near Creede was putting up a lot of smoke Wednesday.

Fire managers have warned that activity there could increase as the fire enters an area of spruce trees damaged by beetles. They also say firefighters are having to stay out of some areas of that fire because of falling trees.

The Papoose Fire and the two other fires in the West Fork fire complex are burning on over 150 square miles. It’s 7 percent contained.

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