FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) — A wildfire in northern Colorado has grown to nearly 1,000 acres and left a firefighter with minor injuries.
The U.S. Forest Service said Wednesday that the blaze northwest of Fort Collins was caused by humans and the investigation is continuing. About 200 firefighters are now fighting the blaze, which is only about 5 percent contained.
Calls were made to 160 phones telling residents to prepare to leave, just in case. The fire is within a quarter mile of some homes. Forecasters also issued a red flag fire warning Wednesday for the eastern plains.
In western Colorado, firefighters expected to have a 170-acre fire between Delta and Whitewater fully contained sometime Friday. It was 80 percent contained Tuesday. That fire was started by lightning. No structures are threatened.
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