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(Golden-AP) -- Firefighters continue working to control a
100-acre wildfire near an upscale suburban neighborhood northwest
of Denver tonight -- but officials lost a single-engine airplane
delivering retardant when it veered off a runway at the Jefferson
Authorities suspected a passing Union Pacific train sparked the
wildfire -- which forced the evacuation of about 90 homes.
Residents were allowed back in their homes about seven p-m -- but
were told to be ready to evacuate again if necessary.
Pilot Steven Whary of San Angelo, Texas, walked away from the
airplane accident but underwent tests at Avista Adventist Hospital
in Louisville as a precaution.
Elsewhere in Colorado -- a 14-hundred-acre wildfire on the
Southern Ute Indian Reservation near Durango was fully contained
and a 100-acre wildfire 25 miles north of Steamboat Springs was
moving toward the Mount Zirkel Wilderness Area.