DEL NORTE, Colo. (AP) — The massive wildfire burning in southwestern Colorado is finally slowing down a bit.
The West Fork fire complex was burning on 127 square miles on Wednesday, 3 square miles more than the day before, thanks to diminished winds.READ MORE: Contractors Say CDOT Is Hiding Costs Of Big Contracts With Out-Of-State Companies
The fire has forced the evacuation of the tourist town of South Fork. Nearby Creede is still open for business but traffic is being escorted along part of the road into town, Highway 149.READ MORE: 'If Roots Don't Get Moisture, They Die': Experts Say To Water Landscaping As Colorado Faces Abnormal Warm And Dry Spell
Firefighters are working to improve the bulldozer trenches built to protect South Fork and to protect homes along Highway 149.
The decreased winds have diminished the immediate threat to the Wolf Creek Ski Area and fire crews may now be able to put some fire line and slurry to protect it.MORE NEWS: Booking Booster Shots Proves Challenging For Some Coloradans
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