Wildfire threatens Colorado city

Hundreds of people flee homes, others on standby in Boulder


Photographs by AP/Daily Camera/PAUL AIKEN

An air tanker plane drops retardant on a wildfi re west of Boulder, Colo., on Sunday.

BOULDER, Colo. -- Firefighters made progress Sunday in battling a small wildfire that forced people to flee hundreds of homes in the mountains just outside downtown Boulder, Colo., and ignited dead trees that exploded into black plumes of smoke, authorities and residents said.

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