BAILEY, Colo. (AP) -- Firefighters labored Thursday to protect hundreds of homes from a wind-whipped wildfire that had more than doubled in size in 24 hours.
Estimates of the fire size varied. U.S. Forest Service officials said 1,800 acres of grass, brush and ponderosa pine had burned, while the Park County sheriff's office put the size of the fire at 2,400 acres. Only about 10 percent of the blaze was contained.
"We don't have enough people, and this wind is making it tough on firefighters," fire information officer Dave Steinke said.
About 200 firefighters were at the scene overnight, up from 160 who battled through the day Wednesday to protect homes, schools and other buildings.
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