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Apr 10, 2011 3:49 PM by AP posted By James H Egbert

Wildfire prompts evacuation in SE Colorado

CAMPO, Colo. (AP) - A wildfire burning near Las Animas has grown to approximately 11 square miles and prompted the evacuation of some homes in Hasty along U.S. 50.

A Bent County dispatcher who would not give her name says about a dozen homes were ordered evacuated Sunday morning. No injuries have been reported.

The blaze is one of three that started Saturday in southern Colorado and the Oklahoma panhandle. In neighboring Baca County, emergency management director Riley Frazee says a fatal rollover accident Saturday sparked a 3-square-mile wildfire northeast of Campo that destroyed a home, a fire truck from a volunteer fire
department, several outbuildings, vehicles, farm implements and machinery. Another home was damaged.

Frazee says both the blaze near Campo and in Oklahoma have been contained.

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

 

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