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Byline: SARAH Z. SLEEPER
Residents of central Colorado are on high alert as the state's largest wildfire ever blazes across 136,000 acres. Some 95 homes and other buildings have been destroyed and 7,500 people evacuated. The fire is just 40% contained.
Thankfully, no lives have been lost, a fact officials attribute in part to an automated early warning system. Fire officials say the system, installed last year by Boulder, Colo.-based Intrado Inc., has helped keep citizens and emergency staff out of harm's way.
The system, called intelliCast, lets public safety officials notify 2,000 residents a minute of pending danger. When the fire reaches certain …