May 5, 2011 4:38 PM by Bill Folsom
CANON CITY, Colo. (AP) - Officials say a lightning caused
wildfire in southern Colorado has been contained and crews are now
turning their attention to mop up and erosion control.
Officials Thursday say the blaze on national forest land near
Wetmore, south of Canon City has burned 495 acres. Some 50
firefighters will remain at the scene over the weekend to patrol
and extinguish hot spots with smoke and flame possibly visible
within the perimeter of the fire.
The fire that grew Friday at one point forced the evacuation of
40 homes and cabins before a blanket of snow fell over the area.
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