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Colorado's West Fork Complex wildfire expected to grow

June 25, 2013 at 3:47 PM   |   Comments

PAGOSA SPRINGS, Colo., June 25 (UPI) -- The Colorado wildfire known as the West Fork Complex has burned more than 79,000 acres with zero containment and potential for growth, fire officials said.

Conditions for fighting the fire, near Pagosa Springs, Colo., southwest of Denver, improved Tuesday with winds up to 20 mph through most of the fire zones, the National Weather Service reported.

The fire is a combination of three wildfires -- West Fork, Windy Pass and Papoose – in the area, The Denver Post said.

It is regarded as "very active" and "extreme fire behavior," Inciweb, the U.S. Forest Service information management system, said.

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