Western Colorado wildfire is 85 percent contained

The Associated Press

PARADOX, Colo. (AP) – A nearly 10-square-mile wildfire in western Colorado is 85 percent contained.

Fire managers say they expect it to be fully contained by Sunday.

Officials believe the fire was human-caused but investigators haven’t been able to determine exactly how it began.

No structures have burned but firefighters say 10 homes and 15 other buildings are threatened.

The fire is 220 miles west of Denver near the Colorado-Utah border. It has cost nearly $2.5 million to fight.

A second fire has burned more than 61/2 square miles near Pagosa Springs, about 200 miles southwest of Denver.

No containment figure was released. A total of 20 houses and outbuildings are threatened but none have burned.

Fire managers say lightning started the blaze on May 13. It has cost $1.3 million to fight.

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