Remains of missing person found in Colo.

1:43 AM, Jun 12, 2012   |    comments
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BELLVUE, Colo. -- Authorities say they have found the remains of a person reported missing in an area burned by a 64-square-mile fire in northern Colorado.

Larimer County Sheriff Justin Smith says 62-year-old Linda Steadman's home received two emergency notifications after the fire started this weekend, and a firefighter who tried to get to her home to warn her was chased out by flames.

Smith says Steadman's remains were found Monday. Her family has asked to grieve privately.

The fire also has damaged an estimated 118 structures west of Fort Collins and has prompted hundreds of evacuations. Firefighters haven't been determined how many were homes and how many were sheds or other structures.

The Colorado blaze and massive wildfires in drought-parched New Mexico have been testing the resources of state and federal crews.

(Associated Press)

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