RED FEATHER LAKES, Colo. — At least 112 homes have been damaged or destroyed by an 81-square-mile wildfire in northern Colorado.
The Larimer County Sheriff's Department announced the new total Friday, saying the number is preliminary and will rise. Previously, authorities had confirmed 48 homes damaged or destroyed.
Aircraft and ground crews are trying to snuff out a growing spot fire north of the main fire. Nearly 200 personnel are at that location.
The main fire is listed at 15 percent contained. Fire commanders say full containment could be two to four weeks away.
One person was killed when a cabin burned.
Evacuation calls have been made to about 3,000 phones since the fire started, but authorities cannot say how many homes are involved. Evacuation orders have been lifted for about 1,200 of those numbers.