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Weber Fire grows to 9,155 acres

11:08 AM, Jun 27, 2012   |    comments
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Heavy fuels paired with wind and rough terrain could increase fire activity later Wednesday. Crews are continuing to work on constructing and strengthing a fire line.

So far, no structures have been destroyed, but evacuations remain in place. Over 500 firefighters are working to fight the fire.

The fire started on June 22 at 4:15 pm. Authorities believe it was human caused.

Highway 41 reopened after being closed previously, however residents still need an escort into their homes.

Residents should expect to see and smell smoke over the next several days. Residents are advised to stay indoors to avoid health repercussions.

Fire information officers are available through call centers from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily. The phone numbers are 720-425-5018 or 720-219-8823. A community meeting is expected to be held Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. at the Mancos High School Performing Arts Center.

Katie Spencer contributed to this report.

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