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Red flag warning issued for much of Colorado's front range

By: The Associated Press
February 21, 2017 Updated: February 21, 2017 at 8:55 am
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photo - A red flag warning has been issued for much of eastern Colorado on Tuesday.
A red flag warning has been issued for much of eastern Colorado on Tuesday. 

DENVER — More warm and dry weather and strong winds are raising the wildfire danger across much of Colorado's front range.

A red flag warning has been issued for much of the eastern half of the state on Tuesday.

On Monday, a wildfire near Hygiene in Boulder County forced evacuations and destroyed three outbuildings and a barn before containing about 75 percent of it. Firefighters were able to keep the Rabbit Mountain Fire from spreading significantly overnight despite strong winds.

In Weld County on Monday, a 30-acre grass fire burned a barn and an attached garage between Longmont and Frederick before being contained. Evacuations were also ordered.

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