Thousands May Evacuate Ahead of Colorado Wildfire
CONIFER, Colo. (AP) - A pre-evacuation order has been issued for 6,500 homes near Denver where a wildfire has destroyed at least 16 homes.
The bodies of two people have been found, but authorities don't yet know whether their deaths were caused by the fire.
Another person is missing.
Officials have said the fire may be the result of a controlled burn from last week that sprang back to life because of strong wind gusts.
Thanks to calmer winds, firefighters are now able to actively fight the wildfire, which has destroyed at least 16 homes.
Strong winds fanned the blaze and prevented air crews from spraying retardant and kept crews mostly on the defensive on Monday. On Tuesday, firefighters are fighting the fire on the ground as well as planning for a possible air attack.
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