Crews at CO wildfire to face warm, stormy weather

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Posted: May 18, 2012 11:04 AM
Source: Associated Press

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LIVERMORE, Colo.- More than 500 firefighters at a wildfire burning 12 square miles in northern Colorado expect warm stormy weather will make their work more difficult.

Rising temperatures and dry thunderstorms are forecast Friday.

Fifteen homes remain under evacuation orders but the residents of 65 homes have been allowed to return. Firefighters were able to burn out an area near those homes to serve as a buffer.

The fire is about 5 percent contained. Two planes and five helicopters are helping fight the fire.

Gov. John Hickenlooper has declared a disaster emergency to allow $3 million of the state's disaster fund to be spent fighting the fire.

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