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Growing wildfire keeps Colorado highway, campgrounds closed

Author: Associated Press - June 30, 2018 - Updated: June 30, 2018

The Spring Creek fire broke out about 3 p.m. Wednesday in Costilla County. (Photo credit: Courtesy of the Division of Homeland Security. and Emergency Management)

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — A growing wildfire has closed a highway and campgrounds in southern Colorado.

There’s no estimate when U.S. Highway 160 might reopen in the Fort Garland area southwest of Pueblo. The Spring Fire has burned almost 60 square miles since it began Wednesday and remains 0 percent contained.

Firefighters say the fire could continue spreading this weekend despite cooler temperatures. The weather remains dry and erratic winds up to 30 mph are in the forecast.

Another new fire in Colorado has burned over two square miles in the mountains outside Hartsel.

Firefighters continue to fight and monitor a half-dozen other wildfires from the Durango area to the Wyoming line.

Get the latest wildfire updates here.

Associated Press

Associated Press