Jun 11, 2011 11:09 AM by Kate Richards

Colorado fires updates

CRIPPLE CREEK, Colo. (AP) - A 50-acre wildfire that forced people out of more than 100 homes near Cripple Creek has been fully contained and people are being allowed to return home.

The fire started Wednesday in Teller County, prompting evacuations in a subdivision. People were allowed to go home Friday night.
Authorities say they know where the fire started, but not how. There's no indication it was human caused, but more tests will be done.

Four large wildfires are still burning in southeastern Colorado, including two at the Fort Carson Pinon Canyon Maneuver Site. The Army didn't release updated figures Friday but previously said the largest fire was about 40 square miles and was 30 percent contained.

A 25,000-acre fire north of Kim is 30 percent contained. Another 3,000-acre fire near Kim is fully contained.


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