Fires burn 2,000 acres in Northwest Colorado


CRAIG, Colo. (AP) Three lightning-sparked fires burned 2,000 acres near Dinosaur National Monument by Thursday night and consumed an abandoned cabin.

The fires were burning near the monument, 220 miles northwest of Denver, and 93 firefighters were battling the flames. No structures other than the cabin were threatened.

The fires were burning on Bureau of Land Management and National Park Service land, said Punky Moore of the Craig Interagency Dispatch Center.

Moore said the fires started Tuesday and none were contained.

Moore said crews hope to contain the fires with natural barriers such as roads or rock outcroppings.

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