Fire Destroys 3 Homes

FLEMING, Colo. (CBS4)– It could be a tough day for crews fighting a wildfire on Colorado’s northeastern plains.

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High winds that topped 50 mph at some points helped the flames grow on Monday in Logan and Phillips counties.

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It is located near Interstate 76, about 150 miles from Denver.

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Hotspots overnight made the firefight difficult. Containment on the 30,000+ acre fire was dropped from 90 percent to 50 percent.

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Some of the hospots were big bales of hay that caught fire.

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Four structures have burned in the fire, and three of those were homes.

Colorado’s entire urban corridor as well as the Eastern Plains remain under a Red Flag Warning through 5 p.m. Tuesday.

Wildfire Resources

– Visit’s Living With Wildfire section.

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