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Western Colo. wildfire burns 5,000 acres

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MONTROSE, Colo. — A wildfire burning about four miles north of Paradox, Colo., has forced the evacuation of Buckeye Reservoir, Rock Creek and Sinbad Valley.

The Sunrise Mine Fire was reported around 5 p.m. Friday and has burned more than 5,000 acres of public and private land by Sunday, according to the Montrose County Sheriff’s Office.

Due to high winds in the area, officials don’t have an estimate about the containment of the fire.

Another wildfire is burning near Pagosa Springs in southern Colorado.

The fire, dubbed the Little Sand Fire, has burned approximately 423 acres.