09/09/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

WIldfires Spread As Summer Weather Finally Arrives In Colorado

Two large fires are burning and smaller blazes are sparking throughout the state as the seasonal wildfire threat grows.

A 3,500-acre blaze -- the Narraguinnep fire -- is consuming mixed hardwoods, chaparral and grass 12 miles southeast of Dove Creek in Dolores County in southwestern Colorado, said Rocky Mountain Area Coordination Center spokesman Steve Segin.

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