Winds keep fire danger high in southern Colorado

Winds keep fire danger high in southern Colorado
Posted at 1:16 PM, Apr 03, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-03 15:18:04-04

DENVER (AP) — High winds are raising the fire danger again, this time mainly in southern Colorado.

A red flag warning has been issued for the Colorado Springs and Pueblo areas and the southeastern corner of the state Tuesday.

On Monday, a fire near Grand Junction pushed by wind forced the evacuation of residents of at least 300 homes. The extent of damage wasn't immediately known but The Daily Sentinel reported that the fire in the Redlands area was fully contained by midnight.

East of Colorado Springs, a 300-acre (121-hectare) wildfire forced 280 people from their homes. The fire was 100 percent contained Monday night, and no homes were reported burned.