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Fire On Eastern Plains That Claimed Nearly 200 Cattle Fully Contained

HAXTUN, Colo. (AP) — Firefighters have contained a grass fire that destroyed four homes and left about 200 head of cattle dead on the plains of northeastern Colorado.

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Logan County spokeswoman Marilee Johnson says crews completed containment lines around the fire on Wednesday but were still working to extinguish hot spots, including hay bales.

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Johnson says no human injuries were reported from the fire.

Ranchers in adjacent Phillips County reported they lost 200 cattle that were either killed by the fire or had to be killed because of their injuries. Authorities were still trying to determine cattle losses in Logan County.

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The Colorado Cattlemen’s Association appealed for donations of cash, hay and fencing supplies.

The fire started Monday in Logan County and quickly spread west to Phillips County ahead of gusty winds. The cause is being investigated.

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Copter4 flew over the damage from the wildfire in Logan and Phillips Counties (credit: CBS)

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Wildfire Resources

– Visit CBSDenver.com’s Living With Wildfire section.

Wildfire Photo Galleries

– See images from the most destructive wildfires (Black Forest, Waldo Canyon, High Park and Fourmile) and largest wildfire (Hayman) in Colorado history.

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