Colorado wildfire burns 4,400 acres, fueled by 70-mph winds

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A 2-month-old Colorado wildfire earlier thought to have posed little threat  forced hundreds of evacuations Saturday when it burned through three miles of  forest in 30 minutes, fueled by 70-mph winds, officials said.

More than 500 residents in Larimer County were ordered to evacuate suddenly in  the morning when the Fern Lake Fire overnight consumed thousands of acres of
rough terrain and brittle, dead trees killed by beetle infestation.

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Source: Los Angeles Times

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