Sep 16, 2010 8:32 AM by Bea Karnes, News First 5

Northern Colorado residents go home after wildfire

Residents forced out of their homes by a northern Colorado wildfire have been allowed to go home and crews have contained 65 percent of the blaze that was started by two people burning brush.

Federal fire managers say the high winds predicted for Wednesday didn't develop, allowing firefighters to nearly double the amount of containment line. About 100 people who left their homes when the fire erupted Sunday west of Loveland returned Wednesday afternoon.

The fire that has blackened 740 acres destroyed two homes and an unknown number of vehicles.

Fire management team spokesman Terry Krasko says some of the more than 550 people on the fire line will start leaving Thursday.


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