Colo. vintage plane crash, fire investigated

WETMORE — Crews are hoping to build more containment lines around a 154-acre wildfire burning in southern Colorado.

The fire is 25 percent contained and fire information officer Gregg Goodland says they hope to increase that figure today.

No houses have been evacuated and standby orders have been lifted near Wetmore, an unincorporated town about 100 miles south of Denver.

Authorities are investigating whether the fire was sparked by a fatal crash of a vintage plane.

The plane’s pilot, 50-year-old Sidney Emmert, died. The passenger, Robert Hamilton of Wetmore, was treated at a Colorado Springs hospital and released.


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