Weather helps crews get handle on fire near Fraser

DENVER — Crews fighting a 530-acre wildfire near Fraser are expected to get help from the weather.

The weather is expected to be cooler and more humid today. The area in Colorado’s central mountains could also get some rain.

Firefighters have dug containment lines around 40 percent of the fire that started Sunday.

The blaze, less than a square mile, is burning on public land and is about two miles away from homes. Calls went out to area residents asking them to prepare for a possible evacuation.

It’s one of the first major fires in Colorado to break out in an area where large stands of trees have been killed by pine beetles. Those dead trees are at risk of toppling.

Officials say the fire was human caused.



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