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Crews Focus on Containment Lines Around Colorado Fire

CONIFER, Colo. (AP)—Bolstered by reinforcements, fire crews were focusing Wednesday on building containment lines around the 7-square-mile wildfire that destroyed dozens of homes in the mountains southwest of Denver and may have claimed two lives.

About 400 firefighters from several states, including expert hotshot teams, were at the blaze and fire managers hoped to get help from air tankers for a second straight day. The fire, which broke out Monday, has quickly spread because strong winds. Until now, firefighters have been focused on protecting homes.

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