Crews Fight Wildfire Near Fort Collins in Colorado

By: AP
By: AP
Crews fighting a massive wildfire about 15 miles west of Fort Collins, Colo., are being reinforced.

This image provided by the U.S. Forest Service shows a May 29, 2012 photo, of the massive blaze in the Gila National Forest, seen from Neighbors Mountain directly east of Glenwood, N.M. Fire officials said Wednesday the wildfire has burned more than 265 square miles has become the largest fire in New Mexico history. (AP Photo/U.S. Forest Service)

DENVER (AP) -- Crews fighting a massive wildfire about 15 miles west of Fort Collins, Colo., are being reinforced. Additional personnel have arrived to do battle with the stubborn fire that has charred about 85 square miles and destroyed at least 181 homes. More than 1,500 firefighters are trying the control the lightning-caused blaze that is only 20 percent contained.


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