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Crews Making Progress on Two Southern Colorado Wildfires

TRINIDAD, Colo. — Officials say firefighters have been making good progress as they continue to hold their ground against two wildfires that have burned 20 square miles in southern Colorado.

Officials said Wednesday scattered showers helped slow down fire activity and cooler temperatures helped firefighters build up containment lines.

A lightning-sparked fire on the Colorado-New Mexico border that has scorched nearly 6,900 acres is about 40 percent contained.

A second fire at Purgatorie River Canyon northeast of Trinidad has burned about 6,100 acres and is 60 percent contained. It’s unclear when and how that fire started.

KRDO-TV in Colorado Springs reports that a 200-acre fire is burning east of Walsenburg, about 40 miles north of Trinidad. No homes are threatened.



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