Firefighters work to contain northern Colo. fire |

Firefighters work to contain northern Colo. fire

The Associated Press

LIVERMORE – Firefighters are working to build more containment lines around a northern Colorado wildfire that has scorched more than 200 acres.

The Stuart Hole fire was 45 percent contained Wednesday and hasn’t grown lately despite strong winds. The residents of 13 homes that were evacuated have been allowed back home.

Firefighters are also responding to another new fire nearby.

Lightning started the Stuart Hole wildfire, which has damaged at least two outbuildings since it started Monday. It’s about 40 miles northwest of Fort Collins in rocky terrain north of where a camp stove ignited a wildfire last month.

That fire continues to put out smoke but hasn’t grown outside its containment lines.

Another fire near Pagosa Springs is still burning on nearly eight square miles.

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