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Galena wildfire burns 1,348 acres

March 18, 2013 at 4:58 PM   |   Comments

FORT COLLINS, Colo., March 18 (UPI) -- The Galena wildfire burning in Colorado has affected about 1,348 acres and is about 75 percent contained, fire officials said.

About 130 firefighters and two helicopters were battling the blaze, which started in the foothills west of Fort Collins, The Denver Post reported.

The fire has resulted in two injuries; both firefighters who were treated at a local hospital, the Larimer County Sheriff's Office said in a statement. However, no structures have been destroyed or damaged.

Lory State Park has been closed indefinitely to allow Colorado Parks and Wildlife time to assess the damage, the agency said in a statement. Numerous pedestrian bridges in the park have been damaged, the statement said.

Authorities are investigating the cause of the fire, but officials said Monday it was human-caused.

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