Northeastern Colorado wildfire destroys 5 homes

STERLING, Colo. - A grass fire being fueled by gusty winds in northeastern Colorado has destroyed five homes in two counties.

The Logan County Office of Emergency Management said Tuesday that 15 outbuildings have also burned but that the extent of damage to livestock in Logan and neighboring Phillips County isn't known yet.

The fire, which started Monday, was burning on more than 45 square miles and is 50 percent contained.

Firefighters from over a dozen departments from the region as well as from the Denver area are fighting the fire.

No serious injuries have been reported.

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