Residents allowed back to homes near Florence fire |

Residents allowed back to homes near Florence fire

FLORENCE – People who live near a 100-acre wildfire in southern Colorado have been allowed back to their homes.

The wildfire southwest of Florence was 90 percent contained by late Saturday, allowing authorities to lift an evacuation order. About 150 homes were evacuated after the fire was reported Friday.

Sheriff James Beicker (BI’-ker) said the fire appears to be human caused but the investigation into the fire is still underway.

In western Colorado, a 795-acre wildfire is burning in a remote, steep area 32 miles northwest of Grand Junction. Firefighters are attacking the fire on the north and east sides but the rest of the fire is being allowed to burn to clear out vegetation. The fire was sparked by lightning.

Information from: The Pueblo Chieftain,

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