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Fire evacuation orders for 2,000 Colorado homes

Residents of over 2,000 homes have now been ordered to evacuate because of a wildfire burning in southwestern Colorado in extreme conditions. The fire burning north of Durango has burned at least 26 square miles.

Authorities ordered the residents to evacuate Sunday morning after the fire burning north of Durango nearly doubled in size to 26 square miles (67 square kilometers) in hot and windy weather in very dry vegetation.

Officials say the cause of the wildfire, which started June 1 in the San Juan National Forest, has not been determined.

The wildfire comes amid a severe drought in the Four Corners area where Arizona, New Mexico, Utah and Colorado meet.

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