Mar 12, 2011 12:06 PM by AP

Crews hope for good weather to rein in blaze

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) - Firefighters hope for a break in the weather as they try to contain a 200-acre wildfire in the foothills west of Boulder.

Crews had contained 25 percent of the fire by Friday night and hoped to increase that to 50 percent by Saturday morning.

The U.S. Forest Service tells the Boulder Daily Camera the fire was started by people. The exact cause hasn't been announced.

The fire started Friday, and high winds quickly pushed it through the trees and grass. More than 200 homes were evacuated, but residents of all but roughly 20 homes have been allowed to go home.

Twelve homes and six other buildings were threatened by thefire. None were damaged.

An air tanker dropped fire retardant on Friday. A helicopter has been ordered to help Saturday.

Information from: Daily Camera,

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)



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