Firefighters lose ground as Logan Fire flares up

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STERLING, Colo. (AP) — Firefighters have lost some ground against a grass fire burning on the plains of northeastern Colorado.

The fire in rural Logan County was considered 90 percent contained on Monday evening but managers have revised that figure to 50 percent after some flare ups.

The fire has burned more than 45 square miles and destroyed three homes.

An unknown number of nearby residents have been warned to be ready to evacuate if the fire spreads toward them. The warnings were sent to 900 telephone numbers.

Three schools were evacuated because of the fire on Monday but no one took advantage of a Red Cross shelter set up for potential evacuees.