Cause Of Mesa Fire Investigated

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Fire officials in western Colorado believe that the wildfire that destroyed three homes and damaged another in the small town of Mesa was caused by a person.

They say that's because no storms were in the area when the fire broke out. The cause is under investigation.

The fire burned about ten acres before it was nearly contained by early today. A firefighters spokesman says the fire burned in a deep canyon, making it difficult to fight.

Another fire in New Castle, about 40 miles to the northwest, is also nearly contained. Residents of dozens of homes have been allowed to return. That fire was caused by lighting.

A third fire that burned more than one-thousand acres west of New Castle is also nearly contained.

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