Jun 6, 2011 4:56 AM by Kate Richards

Wildfire Updates

KEYSTONE, Colo. (AP) - Fire crews say they have made progress fighting three major wildfires burning in Colorado.

A wildfire near Keystone resort was declared fully contained Saturday night. Investigators say a power line ignited the fire during high winds Thursday.

In southwest Colorado, federal fire managers were handing control of two wildfires back to local personnel. A lightning-sparked 6,885-acre fire about 20 miles north of Ramos, N.M., and a 6,140-acre nearby were both considered contained. Together, the fires burned around 20 square miles.

However firefighters are still trying to contain a blaze south of La Junta (lah-HUN'-tah). The

Pueblo Chieftain reports the 3,200-acre fire was 40 percent contained Saturday. That fire started after a lightning strike Thursday.


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