Northeast Colorado wildfire at 50 percent containment with more wind expected

The fire has destroyed four buildings, including three homes.

Firefighters from Logan, Phillips and surrounding counties stayed on the job through the night last night battling a wildfire that sparked late Monday morning in the Proctor area and spread across eastern Logan County and into Phillips County. It is 80 percent contained but strong winds have fueled the blaze since it started on Monday afternoon.

No injuries had been reported as of 6:30 p.m. The cause of the fire was unknown.

More than 70 Colorado firefighters from 13 fire departments continue to fight a 30,000-plus acre grass fire in northeastern Logan County.

Mandatory evacuations in the area have been lifted, but there are still pre-evacuation notices in effect in the town of Haxtun.

The National Weather Service issued high wind warnings or advisories for much of Colorado as a cold front blew across the state on Monday, with blowing snow making for hazardous driving conditions in the Colorado mountains. Frontier Airlines canceled a handful of flights Monday because of the winds, which have been gusting up to 60 miles per hour, in the eastern half of the state.

Vanessa Coleman

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