Crews Continue to Battle Cherry Creek Fire

Crews Continue to Battle Cherry Creek Fire

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(Springville-AP) -- Firefighters hope colder temperatures and higher humidity will help them fight a wildfire in Cherry Creek.

That's near Springville. The blaze started Saturday and grew from 27-hundred acres yesterday to 45-hundred acres today because of high winds.

Firefighters have it 30 percent contained.

About one-hundred firefighters will be working to control the blaze with support from five choppers.

The nearest homes are about two miles away, but they're not being threatened. No evacuations have been ordered but yesterday residents were asked to prepare.

Investigators say a spark from a passing vehicle caught dry roadside brush on fire last Saturday and they've ruled it accidental.

(Copyright 2003 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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