Colorado wildfire kills 1, chars homes

(multimedia)  (AP) CONIFER, Colo. – The residents of about 900 homes have been evacuated and more are under threat Tuesday as a wind-driven wildfire scorched a mostly rural area in the mountains southwest of Denver. The blaze, several miles and mountain ridges west of the city’s tightly populated southwestern suburbs, has destroyed 15 to 25 structures, at least five of which were homes, authorities said. A body was found late Monday but investigators have yet to determine the cause of death. The victim wasn’t a firefighter or emergency responder, Jefferson County sheriff’s spokeswoman Jacki Kelley said.

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