|Published:||Jun 21, 2013 3:02 PM EDT|
|Updated:||Jun 21, 2013 3:02 PM EDT|
SOUTH FORK, Colo. (AP) - A massive wildfire working overtime in hot, windy weather is threatening a tourist town in Colorado's southwestern mountains.
South Fork is home to about 400 full-time residents and was evacuated as the 47-square-mile acre West Fork Fire moved closer Friday.
Wildland firefighters were teaming up with local firefighters to try to protect the town, which is surrounded by the Rio Grande National Forest.
The fire is about seven miles southwest of town and has been advancing at rate of about a mile an hour.
Fire spokeswoman Penny Bertram says she won't speculate on the likelihood of the town burning, just that it's at high risk.
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