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Tuesday, May 7, 2002

EVERGREEN, Colo. -- Fire managers called up additional crews Monday to battle a 400-acre wildfire that had chased more than 2,000 people from their homes in the forested foothills.

There were no reports of homes damaged, but the blaze was within a quarter-mile of at least one house and within two miles of subdivisions in the area about 25 miles west of Denver.

"We're looking at steep, rocky terrain with very thick, dry fuel," fire information officer Justin Dombrowski said.


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