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Sep 13, 2010 8:45 AM by Bea Karnes, News First 5

Firefighters deal with 2nd northern Colorado wildfire

A fast-moving wildfire erupted Sunday in west of Loveland, destroying at least one home and threatening others.

Four helicopters and four air tankers are helping about 80 firefighters trying to contain the new fire. It has burned about 600 acres, or just under a square mile. The new wildfire pulled some of the resources trying to finish containment at the fire outside Boulder.

The Boulder fire destroyed 166 homes and was at 73 percent containment Sunday. Investigators at the Boulder fire were looking at the possibility that the blaze was sparked by a resident's fire pit.

Residents in the Boulder foothills were allowed to return to their homes.

 

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