Warm, windy weather remains high in eastern Colorado

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DENVER | The fire danger remains high across the eastern half of Colorado because of unseasonably warm and windy weather.

Temperatures in the 60s are expected on Thursday, about 20 degrees above average. The fire danger is expected to be the worst in the Colorado Springs and Pueblo areas and the southeastern plains.

The conditions fueled several brush fires in the Denver area on Wednesday afternoon, including one that temporarily shut down train service between the city and its airport.

Meanwhile, a brush fire spread quickly along U.S. Highway 285 between Morrison and Conifer southwest of Denver. It charred about 6 acres, threatened at least a dozen homes and forced crews to temporarily shut down part of the highway before it was contained.