Colo. wildfire forces more evacuations

June 17, 2002 at 5:00 PM
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DURANGO, Colo., June 17 (UPI) -- A 26,700-acre wildfire in southwest Colorado became the top firefighting priority in the state Monday, forcing evacuations from nearly 800 more homes. About 1,700 families have been evacuated near Durango since the fire broke out June 9 from a discarded cigarette butt.

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