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Boulder Fourmile Canyon fire update: 5 locals still missing, including 1 who refused to evacuate

A couple small bits of good news from the scene of the Fourmile Canyon fire near Boulder. While media outlets like 9News are currently reporting that eight people remain missing in the area, Boulder County Sheriff's Department spokesman Commander Rick Brough confirms that number has fallen to five. Likewise, the amount of acreage engulfed has been revised downward, from 7,100 to 6,138. But, as Brough says, "It's still uncontained."
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