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Alkali Fire Could Be Fully Contained By Sunday

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Alkali Fire (credit: Lauren Blair, Craig Daily Press)

Alkali Fire (credit: Lauren Blair, Craig Daily Press)

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CRAIG, Colo. (AP) — Firefighters hope to have a 32-square-mile wildfire in northwestern Colorado fully contained by Sunday.

The Alkali Fire, burning on mostly private land near Maybell, was listed as 75 percent contained Saturday.

(credit: CBS)

(credit: CBS)

The fire killed three cattle, destroyed a cabin, barn and propane tank. The cause is still under investigation.

Firefighters are also moving closer to fully containing a 276-acre wildfire, the Carl’s Hole Fire, about 30 miles west of Meeker. It was started Tuesday night by lightning.

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