- Associated Press - Thursday, June 28, 2018

FORT GARLAND, Colo. (AP) - Authorities say some structures have been burned by a wildfire in southern Colorado.

It’s not clear yet how many structures were burned or whether any were homes. The Costilla County Sheriff’s Office says it was still assessing the damage Thursday and will update evacuated residents in the afternoon.

The fire east of Fort Garland - about 160 miles (257 kilometers) south of Denver -has grown to over 5 square miles and is 0 percent contained since being reported Wednesday.

It has evacuated about 350 primary and vacation homes in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains.

Hot, dry and windy weather has raised the fire danger across much of Colorado as well as Utah and parts of Arizona and Nevada.

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