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Boulder Fourmile Canyon fire update: Burned acres double -- see videos, structure list here

The fight against the Fourmile Canyon fire near Boulder is far from won. Since our last update on the blaze, says Boulder County public information officer Mike Banuelos, the size of the fire has more than doubled, and so have the manpower resources being deployed to battle it. Get an update on that, plus see a list of addresses where structures have burned and local videos below.
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