Update: Pilot Fighting Fires Killed, Two Others in Ordway Dead

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

Ordway, CO (AP) _ At least three people have died in wildfires that have scorched about 1,000 acres in Southeastern Colorado.

Authorities say two people have died in a wildfire that burned into the town limits of a southeast Colorado town. All of Ordway's residents were told to leave because of the wildfire, which is being fanned by winds blowing up to 50 miles an hour.

A second fire is also burning in Colorado near Fort Carson. A small plane being used to fight the blaze has crashed. The pilot of the plane was killed.

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