Jun 26, 2012 8:11 AM by Summer Yu

New eastern plains wildfire blazing in Colorado

DENVER (AP) - A grass fire on Colorado's eastern plains that grew from a few acres to 60 square miles in less than a day is the latest blaze to keep firefighters hopping.

Evacuation orders were given for the towns of Last Chance, Woodrow and surrounding areas after the fire broke out on Monday. At least four homes were destroyed in the fire. Seven other structures were burned.

Other major fires still out of control Tuesday that have forced evacuations include one northwest of Fort Collins that has consumed about 130 square miles and another west of Colorado Springs that now covers seven square miles.


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