2 arrested, charged with starting Colorado wildfire

Fast moving wildfires force thousands to flee
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  • The fire has burned 536 acres
  • It started Saturday

(CNN)Two men have been arrested for starting a wildfire in Colorado, authorities said.

The Cold Springs Fire, which is west of Boulder, was sparked on Saturday and has since charred 536 acres.
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    It is zero percent contained.
    Nearly 2,000 people have been evacuated, authorities said. Three homes have been gutted so far, including one of Nederland's own firefighters.
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    "There's not much left. It's foundation and burning ashes," Bretlyn Schmidtmann, wife of firefighter Charlie Schmidtmann, told the station.
    Investigators say the fire began after the two men failed to properly put out a campfire.
    They face felony arson charges because lives were endangered as a result of the fire.
    Overnight humidity is expected to slow the fire's growth and reduce its intensity, officials said.
    However there is still the potential for "significant structure and infrastructure loss."