Wildfire Burns 60 Homes in Colorado

Posted at: 06/12/2013 10:07 AM


COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - C-130 cargo planes are expected to head out today to help fight a Colorado wildfire that's burned up to 60 homes northeast of Colorado Springs.

The wildfire has forced the evacuation of more than 900 prisoners at a state prison.

Fire officials say six helicopters and an air tanker already are at the scene of the blaze that's forced some 6,400 people to evacuate.

Cooler temperatures and calmer winds overnight have helped firefighters battle at least four wildfires in the state.

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