Wetmore Fire

Oct 24, 2012 9:14 AM by Adam Atchison

Wetmore Fire grows to more than 1,700 acres

A fire burning in Custer and Pueblo counties has grown to 1,742 acres.  That's the latest estimate from the U.S. Forest Service, which did overnight mapping on the Wetmore Fire.

350-380 people are displaced under evacuation orders that remain in effect this morning.  

12 structures are destroyed.

The fire is 0% contained. 

Fire investigators believe the flames sparked in a structure fire, but an exact cause has not been determined.  Another update is scheduled for 11:30 a.m.  News 5 will provide updates on air and online.

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