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Oct 24, 2012 3:49 PM by Lauren Molenburg

Wetmore fire grows, snow on the way

The Wetmore fire has now affected an area up to 2200 acres, damaging up to 14 homes while remaining at zero percent containment. Over 160 firefighters and air support are working to create a containment line.

386 people remain evacuated from the surrounding area.

The Custer County Sheriff's Office believe a sparking power line, pulled down from the hurricane-like winds started the fire in the early afternoon on October 23.

Winds are considerably slower than yesterday, blowing from the south and southwest at about 13 miles per hour. The temperatures are also about 15 degrees cooler right now, however, both wind speeds and temperatures are expected to rise throughout the day.

The weather is then expected to take a turn on Thursday into Friday. Temperatures are supposed to drop and snow could be seen on the front range and in the fire area. 

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