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Firefighters Trying To Contain Colorado Fire

CONIFER, Colo. (AP) - Firefighters in Colorado are hoping to begin getting the upper hand on a mountain wildfire that damaged more than two dozen homes and may have caused the deaths of a husband and wife 25 miles southwest of downtown Denver.

One other person is reported missing.
Strong gusts forced crews to focus largely on protecting homes overnight instead of attacking the blaze, but more resources have been arriving. And weather permitting, four aircraft are set to
drop retardant on the 7-square-mile blaze that's forced residents in 900 homes to evacuate.

The fire has been erratic, and residents in another 6,500 more homes have been told to be ready to leave.

Meanwhile, investigators are trying to determine whether the fire from a controlled burn meant to prevent wildfires actually reignited, causing the devastating blaze.

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