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Wildfires Destroy Utah Homes, Prompt Evacuations on Colo. and Wyoming

The Badger Creek Fire along the Wyoming/Colorado border is one of several major fires burning in the west. The Badger Creek Fire along the Wyoming/Colorado border is one of several major fires burning in the west. |  Photo: USDA National Forest Service via Inciweb

Created: June 13, 2018 01:56 PM

DENVER (AP) - 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.

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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.

Copyright 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.

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