New Mexico, Colorado wildfires force hundreds to evacuate

New Mexico, Colorado wildfires force hundreds to evacuateThe two fires, about 250 miles (400 km) apart in the drought-parched Four Corners region of the Southwestern United States, have consumed almost 30,000 acres (12,000 hectares)between them, officials said. The larger of the two, the so-called Ute Park Fire in Colfax County, New Mexico, was zero percent contained after scorching nearly 28,000 acres by Saturday near Cimarron, a town of about 1,100 people northeast of Santa Fe, according to a bulletin on the New Mexico Fire Information website. About 300 homes were threatened in Cimarron, where officials issued a mandatory evacuation on Friday.



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