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Colorado wildfire: About 90 percent contained

An aerial view of the wildfire burning southwest of Denver.
March 31, 2012 12:00:00 AM PDT
Firefighters said Saturday they have contained about 90 percent of a Colorado wildfire southwest of Denver that has destroyed or damaged 25 homes.

Crews are building the last few miles of fire lines to contain the blaze. They are expected to face warm temperatures and gusty winds.

Authorities believe the wildfire was sparked by a state-controlled burn that reignited on Monday in strong winds. Residents of about 180 homes have been evacuated.

Two people were found dead in the fire zone, and one woman remains missing.

Some 400 firefighters from Colorado, Idaho, Nevada and Utah have been sent to assist, and at least four aircraft are also involved in the firefighting effort.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.


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