May 31, 2012 4:05 PM by Greg Boyce

Fire grows more than 600 acres near Pagosa Springs

PAGOSA SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - A nearly six-square-mile wildfire in southern Colorado has grown more than 600 acres but is now 4 percent contained.

Fire managers said Thursday about 250 personnel are battling the blaze. The potential for growth remains high as crews work to monitor and hold containment lines.

The fire is 200 miles southwest of Denver near Pagosa Springs. It was caused by lightning on May 13.

More than 600 firefighters are battling a second wildfire four miles north of Paradox near the Utah border.

The nine-square-mile fire is 70 percent contained. Crews are working to develop two contingency lines to the north and west of the fire.

No structures are threatened and the cause is under investigation.


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