Crews try to keep Colo. wildfire from homes

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FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) — A Colorado wildfire has grown overnight to 300 acres, worrying firefighters who are trying to keep it from reaching homes northwest of Fort Collins.

Fire spokeswoman Reghan Cloudman says calls were made to 160 phone numbers telling residents to prepare to leave. An air tanker on Tuesday began dropping fire retardant, with a helicopter on standby to provide assistance.

Cloudman says the fire is within a quarter mile of some homes. It is burning on federal and private land about 20 miles northwest of Fort Collins.

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