- Associated Press - Tuesday, October 25, 2016

WESTCLIFFE, Colo. (AP) - Ground crews and heavy equipment are extending protective lines around a southern Colorado wildfire, and containment has reached 60 percent.

Fire managers say crews will keep building lines Tuesday at the Junkins fire, which has destroyed nine homes since it started on Oct. 17.

The burned area remained at 28 square miles late Monday. Full containment is expected on Nov. 15.

The fire started 11 miles east of Westcliffe when high winds blew a metal outbuilding into a utility pole and knocked down a power line.

Some residents remain evacuated from their homes.


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