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Firefighters in Las Animas County are battling a nearly 10,000-acre fire that has threatened four isolated structures.

The wildfire sparked Wednesday morning as a result of lightning, and a combination of unseasonably warm weather and strong winds led to its spread, the Colorado Department of Public Safety said in a news release.

The fire, 10 miles northwest of Kim, has been difficult to fight due to its location near steep canyons and cliffs, officials said. As of Friday night, it was 0% contained.

Las Animas County Emergency Management, Kim Volunteer Fire Department, Fowler Volunteer Fire Department and the Colorado Division of Fire Prevention and Control have provided resources to fight the fire, the news release said.

Authorities reminded the public that Stage 1 Fire restrictions are in effect in Las Animas County.