Evacuations Ordered In Face Of Fast-Moving Wildfire

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (June 10, 2012)--Crews continued to battle a fast-moving wildfire Sunday in northern Colorado that has scorched 8,000 acres damaged some buildings and prompted several dozen evacuation orders.

Larimer County Sheriff's spokesman John Schulz said the fire was reported just before 6 a.m. Saturday in the Paradise Park area.

He said at least 46 structures and likely many more were evacuated, and an evacuation center was set up at a middle school in Laporte.

Ten structures were damaged, although authorities were unsure if they were homes or some other kind of buildings.

A sheriff's statement says two heavy air tankers, five single-engine air tankers, and four helicopters are on the scene.

The fire appears to be burning on private and U.S. Forest Service land.


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