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Additional crews arrive at large Colorado wildfire

4:49 PM, Jun 16, 2012   |    comments
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BELLVUE, Colorado - More firefighting crews are joining the battle against a Colorado wildfire that has scorched about 85 square miles and burned at least 112 homes.

It's also believed to have killed a woman whose body was found in her cabin. Fire officials say more than 1,500 personnel are now involved in fighting the fire west of Fort Collins. It's 20 percent contained.

The incident commander says full containment could be two to four weeks away. Hot, dry weather is expected to continue, and firefighters are keeping an eye on possible thunderstorms that could bring lightning to the area.

Firefighters also continue to battle a wildfire in New Mexico that has destroyed 224 homes while racing through 59 square miles. The fire in the Gila National Forest is 63 percent contained.

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