New Mexico, Colorado wildfires force hundreds to evacuate

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(Reuters) – Wildfires stoked by low humidity and high temperatures raged on Saturday in northern New Mexico and southern Colorado, threatening nearly 1,900 homes and forcing the evacuation of hundreds of residents from remote communities, fire officials said.

The two fires, about 250 miles (400 km) apart in the drought-parched Four Corners region of the Southwestern United States, have consumed almost 30,000 acres (12,000 hectares)between them, officials said.