As wildfires rage through Colorado's eastern plains, thousands of acres have burned and at least three have died.
According to an Associated Press report on CNN.com, the fire has forced the entire town of Ordway, Colo., about 1,200 people, to evacuate.
An official said in the article that 50 percent of the fire was contained late Tuesday.
"A firefighting plane crashed near Fort Carson, killing the pilot, who was battling a blaze that scorched 9,000 acres -- about 14 square miles -- and forced the evacuation of people living near the base," the article said.
Colorado Governor, Bill Ritter, has declared a state of emergency. The article said that state funds will be released in the effort to contain the fire.
Another article from a local FOX station said the fire is about 60 percent contained. The article also say that area highways are still closed and it is unsure when people will be able to return to their homes.