Wildfire Rages Near Denver

20 homes destroyed, 1 person found dead

The Jefferson County fire, March 26, 2011

The Jefferson County fire, March 26, 2011     Photo: shawncampbell/Flickr

A wildfire burning 25 miles southwest of Denver, Colorado has killed one person, destroyed as many as 25 homes, and is zero percent contained as of Tuesday morning, according to Jefferson County emergency officials. The may have started from a National Forest Service controlled burn in the area last week. It has since grown to more than 3,000 acres, fueled by high winds and dry conditions from a low-snowfall winter. One person was found dead inside a home on Monday, prompting an evacuation order for more than 900 area residents.

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