1,100 Firefighters Battle Colorado And Arizona Wildfires

By: AP
By: AP

UNDATED (AP) -- About 1,100 firefighters are battling a pair of wildfires, one in Northern Colorado and another north of Phoenix, Ariz.

The Colorado fire, started by a camp stove about 20 miles northwest of Fort Collins is about 50 percent contained while the Arizona blaze, which forced the evacuation of the historic mining town of Crown King, is 10 percent contained.

The Colorado fire, which has grown to cover about 12 square miles, had prompted officials to evacuate about 80 homes, but all residents were allowed to return by last night.

Three firefighters have suffered minor injuries, but no homes or buildings have been damaged.

The most significant blaze in Arizona has charred about 20 square miles of land by last night and destroyed three homes and a trailer. No significant injuries have been reported.

Investigators say the fire started in a home on Sunday.


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