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Jun 4, 2012 5:37 PM by Paul Kavanaugh

New wildfire burns in northern Colorado

PARADOX, Colo. (AP) - Firefighters are responding to a new wildfire burning in northern Colorado.

Larimer County sheriff's officials say the fire was reported Monday afternoon and has spread to about 40 acres. Sheriff's officials say they have alerted 66 homes and three businesses to the fire, but no evacuations have been ordered yet.

A single engine air tanker and helicopter have been requested to fight the fire.

Meanwhile, firefighters in western Colorado are mopping up a wildfire that burned nearly 9 square miles of rugged terrain north of Paradox near the Utah border.

Crews are also continuing to battle a fire near Pagosa Springs that has scorched nearly 8 square miles.

That fire is about 30 percent contained, and crews say much of the risk associated with the blaze has been significantly reduced.

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