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Boulder Fourmile Canyon fire damage estimate rises: 169 residences, 3 other structures burned

At 7:56 a.m., we published an update about the Fourmile Canyon fire near Boulder in which a public-information officer estimated that 140 structures had burned, with no guess as to how many were homes. But the story's changing quickly. Spokesperson Lynn Barclay says the number of destroyed structures is now placed at 172, with 169 of them identified as residences.
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