Royal Gorge fire could be contained by Friday |

Royal Gorge fire could be contained by Friday

CANON CITY, Colo. (AP) – Firefighters expect to have a fire burning near Canon City fully contained Friday.

The fire is now believed to be burning on 600 acres, rather than 700 as originally reported, due to better mapping. It was 65 percent contained Thursday morning.

Some evacuation orders are still in effect.

The fire about 100 miles south of Denver started Monday when a series of small blazes broke out. Officials say the fire was human-caused, but the source is still under investigation.

The fire has burned one home and barn and damaged five other homes.

A 4,900-acre wildfire continues to burn in the Great Sand Dunes National Park in south-central Colorado. No buildings are threatened.

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