Crews bring fire near Utah border under control |

Crews bring fire near Utah border under control

PARADOX (AP) — A fire that burned nearly 9 square miles of rugged terrain north of Paradox near the Utah border is under control.

Firefighters are preparing to begin mopping up hot spots Monday on the fire, which was reported May 25 and is believed to be human-caused.

Meanwhile, firefighters are continuing to battle another fire near Pagosa Springs that has scorched nearly 8 square miles .

That fire is about 30 percent contained, and crews say much of the risk associated with the blaze has been significantly reduced.

The lightning-caused fire started last month and is burning about 200 miles southwest of Denver. No structures have burned.

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