More firefighters helping fight Colo. fire |

More firefighters helping fight Colo. fire

The Associated Press

LIVERMORE – More firefighters have arrived to battle a 227-acre wildfire in northern Colorado.

Firefighters from Greeley and metro Denver and a hot shot crew as well as inmates from Canon City were at the blaze on Tuesday. A small air tanker and two helicopters were also helping.

Thirteen homes have been evacuated and residents of 53 other houses have been warned to be ready to leave. Expected strong winds could push the fire closer to them.

The Stuart Hole fire was reported Monday. It’s burning about 40 miles northwest of Fort Collins and is near a wildfire that scorched about 12 square miles last month.

The area is sparsely populated with rocky terrain.

In western Colorado, a nearly 8 square mile fire near Pagosa Springs is still smoldering.

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