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The Journal Gazette

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 12:30 pm

Wildfires destroy Utah homes, prompt Colorado evacuations

Associated Press

 

DENVER – Authorities say a fast-moving brush fire has destroyed eight homes in the southern Utah tourist town of Moab and that more than 3,000 people in Colorado and Wyoming remain under evacuation orders because of other wildfires.

Moab city officials say in a statement that the fire started Tuesday night in a wooded area near an apartment complex and has been contained.

A fire reported Tuesday in a part of Colorado known for its ski resorts has forced the evacuation of more than 1,300 homes.

In Wyoming near the border with Colorado, about 400 homes have been evacuated because of another fire.

And in southwestern Colorado, residents of about 180 homes were allowed back home because a fire there is no longer considered a threat to the homes.