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The Latest: Wildfire Destroys 5 Houses in the South of Colorado



The latest news about forest fires in the Great Plains and the West (all local times):

20:20

A wildfire hit by 96 kilometers per hour destroyed five houses and several outbuildings in Southern Colorado

The Pueblo Chieftain reported that the fire started east of the city on Tuesday afternoon and forced more than 200 families out of their homes. No injuries were reported and the fire slowed in the late afternoon.

Pueblo County sheriffs and other officers went door to door to warn the residents, and gusty winds continued into the night. Meanwhile, El Paso County sheriff Bill Elder tells The Gazette that another wildfire has burned down at least 1

0 buildings near Interstate 25 near Colorado Springs. A patrol car of the sheriff also went up in flames.

Forces in Colorado struggled as gale-force winds kicked up dust, dumped trucks and left highways.

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12 pm

A US Forest Service Commander at one of Oklahoma's two major forest fires has warned firefighters to be cautious, as meteorologists warn of dangerous, life-threatening forest fires in parts of the Southwest and the US warn southern levels.

Deb Beard said Tuesday that the prediction should "scare" the hell out of firefighters in the area, where fires have already killed at least two people and injured nine others.

The Storm Prediction Center says gusty winds and low humidity in drought-affected areas will create dangerous fire conditions in parts of Colorado, Kansas, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas National Weather Service meteorologist Doug Speheger says such conditions have not been observed for at least a decade.

In Oklahoma is expected to raise temperatures in the 1990s and increase winds to 40 mph (65 km / h) or more] The largest of the Oklahoma fires has burned more than 384 square miles (994 square kilometers).

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6:26 AM

Forecasters warn of dangerous, life-threatening wildfire conditions in parts of the Southwest and Southern Pl ains on Tuesday, as firefighters in rural Oklahoma blaze off fighting that has killed at least two people.

The Storm Prediction Center says gusty winds and low humidity in drought-affected areas will create dangerous fire conditions in parts of Colorado, Kansas, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas. Meteorologist Doug Speheger of the National Weather Service says such conditions have not been observed for at least ten years.

In Oklahoma, temperatures are expected to rise until the 1990s, with gusts rising to 40 mph (65 km / h). Officials say two people died in the fires there and nine others were injured.

The largest of the Oklahoma fires has burned more than 384 square miles (994 square kilometers).


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