Federal fire crews taking over Colo. wildfire


CONIFER, Colo. (AP) -- Federal fire crews are planning to take the offensive in containing a 7-square-mile blaze that may have claimed two lives and destroyed dozens of homes in the mountains southwest of Denver.

Authorities on Wednesday will try to determine if a prescribed burn in tinder dry conditions may have triggered the fire.

Firefighters are hoping to start containing at least part of a mountain wildfire that forced hundreds of residents to flee, damaged 28 homes and may have caused the deaths of two people.

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