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Colorado fire evacuees cautiously allowed home

 Fire fighters from Rosewood, N.D.  remove fire old wood and debris from around a home near the Colorado wildfires area in Boulder, Colo on Thursday, ...
  Jeff Vescuso wipes the sweat from his face while cleaning brush from around a friend's house in the Boulder Heights neighborhood in Boulder, Colo. t...
 An old BMW motorcycle sits next to the road in front of a home that has been burned to the ground from the Colorado wildfires are shown in Boulder, C...
 An old BMW motorcycle  sits next to the road in front of a home that has been burned to the ground from the Colorado wildfires are shown in Boulder, ...
 Pierre Blue Thunder, from Rosewood, N.D.  cuts away small trees from around a storage shed near the Colorado wildfires area in Boulder, Colo on Thurs...
 Destroyed vehicles from the Colorado wildfires are shown in Boulder, Colo on Thursday, Sept. 9, 2010.    Winds expected to reach 60 mph Thursday are ...
 Destroyed vehicles from the  Colorado wildfires are shown in Boulder, Colo on Thursday, Sept. 9, 2010.    Winds expected to reach 60 mph Thursday are...
 Fire fighters from Rosewood, N.D.  remove fire old wood and debris from around a home near the Colorado wildfires area in Boulder, Colo on Thursday, ...
 Melted glass lays around the foundation of a home that burned during the Colorado wildfires in Boulder, Colo on Thursday, Sept. 9, 2010.    Winds exp...
  Boulder Police Officer Scott Adams, left, argues with an unidentified woman after he claimed she ran a road block while trying to get to her home in...
 Destroyed vehicles from  the Colorado wildfires are shown in Boulder, Colo on Thursday, Sept. 9, 2010.    Winds expected to reach 60 mph Thursday are...
 Fire trucks line the street of Gold Hill, Colo.  where volunteer fire fighters spent Wednesday night protecting the town from the Colorado wildfires ...
  Amy Thompson moves belongings from her Boulder Heights neighborhood home in Boulder, Colo., Thursday, Sept. 9, 2010, as a wildfire burns outside of ...
 Pierre Blue Thunder, from Rosewood, N.D.  cuts away small trees from around a storage shed near the Colorado wildfires area in Boulder, Colo on Thurs...
 A volunteer firefighter jumps on a truck to go check for hot spots from the Fourmile fire in Gold Hill, Colo. Thursday, Sept. 9, 2010. Over 150 homes...
 Incident Commander Todd Richardson, right, talks about the progress firefighters made fighting a wildfire west of Boulder at a briefing on the fire a...
 Ash and smoke are abundant after the wildfire moved through Boulder, Colo., Thursday, Sept. 9, 2010. Over 150 homes have been destroyed by fires sinc...
 Patrick Glynn, 17, left, waters down the backyard as he his father Joe and brother Jack watch a firefighting helicopter take off with a load of water...
 Charred ground and trees surround a home that survived the wildfire that moved through Boulder, Colo., Thursday, Sept. 9, 2010. Over 150 homes have b...
 Only the chimney remains from a home near Sunshine Canyon after a wildfire moved through in Boulder, Colo., Thursday, Sept. 9, 2010. Over 150 homes h...

Colorado Wildfires

Fire fighters from Rosewood, N.D. remove fire old wood and debris from around a home near the Colorado wildfires area in Boulder, Colo on Thursday, ...

CORRECTION Colorado Wildfires

Jeff Vescuso wipes the sweat from his face while cleaning brush from around a friend's house in the Boulder Heights neighborhood in Boulder, Colo. t...

Colorado Wildfires

An old BMW motorcycle sits next to the road in front of a home that has been burned to the ground from the Colorado wildfires are shown in Boulder, C...

Colorado Wildfires

An old BMW motorcycle sits next to the road in front of a home that has been burned to the ground from the Colorado wildfires are shown in Boulder, ...

Colorado Wildfires

Pierre Blue Thunder, from Rosewood, N.D. cuts away small trees from around a storage shed near the Colorado wildfires area in Boulder, Colo on Thurs...

Colorado Wildfires

Destroyed vehicles from the Colorado wildfires are shown in Boulder, Colo on Thursday, Sept. 9, 2010. Winds expected to reach 60 mph Thursday are ...

Colorado Wildfires

Destroyed vehicles from the Colorado wildfires are shown in Boulder, Colo on Thursday, Sept. 9, 2010. Winds expected to reach 60 mph Thursday are...

Colorado Wildfires

Fire fighters from Rosewood, N.D. remove fire old wood and debris from around a home near the Colorado wildfires area in Boulder, Colo on Thursday, ...

Colorado Wildfires

Melted glass lays around the foundation of a home that burned during the Colorado wildfires in Boulder, Colo on Thursday, Sept. 9, 2010. Winds exp...

CORRECTION Colorado Wildfires

Boulder Police Officer Scott Adams, left, argues with an unidentified woman after he claimed she ran a road block while trying to get to her home in...

Colorado Wildfires

Destroyed vehicles from the Colorado wildfires are shown in Boulder, Colo on Thursday, Sept. 9, 2010. Winds expected to reach 60 mph Thursday are...

Colorado Wildfires

Fire trucks line the street of Gold Hill, Colo. where volunteer fire fighters spent Wednesday night protecting the town from the Colorado wildfires ...

CORRECTION Colorado Wildfires

Amy Thompson moves belongings from her Boulder Heights neighborhood home in Boulder, Colo., Thursday, Sept. 9, 2010, as a wildfire burns outside of ...

Colorado Wildfires

Pierre Blue Thunder, from Rosewood, N.D. cuts away small trees from around a storage shed near the Colorado wildfires area in Boulder, Colo on Thurs...

Colorado Wildfires

A volunteer firefighter jumps on a truck to go check for hot spots from the Fourmile fire in Gold Hill, Colo. Thursday, Sept. 9, 2010. Over 150 homes...

Colorado Wildfires

Incident Commander Todd Richardson, right, talks about the progress firefighters made fighting a wildfire west of Boulder at a briefing on the fire a...

Colorado Wildfires

Ash and smoke are abundant after the wildfire moved through Boulder, Colo., Thursday, Sept. 9, 2010. Over 150 homes have been destroyed by fires sinc...

Colorado Wildfires

Patrick Glynn, 17, left, waters down the backyard as he his father Joe and brother Jack watch a firefighting helicopter take off with a load of water...

Colorado Wildfires

Charred ground and trees surround a home that survived the wildfire that moved through Boulder, Colo., Thursday, Sept. 9, 2010. Over 150 homes have b...

Colorado Wildfires

Only the chimney remains from a home near Sunshine Canyon after a wildfire moved through in Boulder, Colo., Thursday, Sept. 9, 2010. Over 150 homes h...

Fire crews held a wildfire outside of Boulder at bay Friday, allowing some 2,000 evacuees to return home with a warning to be prepared to flee again.
Winds are expected to pick up again later Friday, and residents were advised to keep an eye on the weather, specifically strong winds that were expected to develop later in the day. Without power or phones, officials would have a hard time warning anyone who stayed if the fire threatened their neighborhood again. An area where at least 169 homes have burned is still off limits.
Firefighters had worried strong overnight winds could fan the 6,385-acre (2583-hectare) blaze, and officials put 9,000 residents on alert for possible evacuations. But fire spokesman Terry Krasko said containment lines build around 45 percent of the fire's 20-mile (30-kilometer) -perimeter held overnight despite the winds.
About 950 firefighters from 20 states were battling the blaze, which has cost $4 million to fight so far. Three firefighters suffered minor injuries such as a broken finger, but no one has been seriously hurt by the blaze.
Dubbed the Fourmile Canyon fire, the fire erupted Monday and quickly left smoking rubble in mountain neighborhoods filled with a mix of million-dollar homes and modest ranches. Slopes of charred trees created landscapes resembling a barren winter with gray ash instead of snow.
Other parts of central and eastern Colorado also remained under a red flag warning Friday, meaning conditions were ripe for fire.
The cause of the fire, which has destroyed more homes than any other blaze in Colorado history, remained under investigation. Authorities were looking at whether a vehicle crashed into a propane tank and set it off.
Nationwide, about 2.6 million acres have burned this summer, about 50 percent less than the 10-year average, according to the National Interagency Fire Center in Boise, Idaho.
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Associated Press writers Ivan Moreno and Ben Neary contributed to this report.


Updated : 2021-05-13 14:42 GMT+08:00