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Colorado wildfire could be contained by Tuesday

DENVER (AP) — A wildfire that has scorched about 12 square miles in northern Colorado is expected to be fully contained in the next few days.

Reghan Cloudman with the U.S. Forest Service says cool temperatures and higher humidity levels Saturday allowed firefighters to gain the upper hand on the fire, which started Monday about 20 miles northwest of Fort Collins. She said the blaze was 85 percent contained Sunday afternoon and should be completely contained by Tuesday.

Some crews already have been pulled off the fire, and officials have reduced air support to three helicopters. The fire had required the resources of more than 500 firefighters, two planes and five helicopters.



The U.S. Attorney’s Office says a camper started the fire with an outdoor stove in the Roosevelt National Forest and was unable to stamp it out.

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