Firefighters Make Progress on Colo., NM Wildfires

By: From the AP
By: From the AP
Authorities say they

Crystal Foust watches from County Road 56 as a helicopter flies over a wildfire burning in a mountainous area about 15 miles west of Fort Collins, Colo., on Sunday, June 10, 2012. Firefighters on Sunday were fighting wildfires that have spread quickly in parched forests in Colorado and New Mexico, forcing hundreds of people from their homes and the evacuation of wolves from a sanctuary. The Colorado fire grew to 22 square miles within about a day of being reported and has destroyed or damaged 18 structures. (AP Photo/The Denver Post, AAron Ontiveroz) MAGS OUT; TV OUT; INTERNET OUT; MANDATORY CREDIT

LOVELAND, Colo. (AP) -- Authorities say they're making some progress on a northern Colorado wildfire blamed for one death.

The Larimer County sheriff's office said Tuesday that there is some containment but didn't release an exact figure.

On Monday, fire crews backed by air support were able to anchor one corner of the fire and start building containment lines by hand. Despite that, the fire still grew to 68 square miles, a 4 square mile increase.

A 54-square-mile fire burning in southern New Mexico is now 30 percent contained after firefighters took advantage of a break in hot, windy weather to build lines on Monday.


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