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Residents Near Duckett Wildfire Begin Returning Home

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Duckett Fire (credit: CBS)

Duckett Fire (credit: CBS)

SALIDA, Colo. (AP) – Residents evacuated from a Colorado wildfire are beginning to return home.

Spokeswoman Cathis Kamke of the National Forest Service says all evacuations due to the Duckett fire were lifted Monday, with the exception of the Rainbow Train Lutheran Camp and Rito Alta mine area. She said people are returning home, but fire crews have not said how many.

About 130 homes in Custer and Fremont counties have been evacuated because of the flames.

All National Forest Service lands, roads and trails in the fire area in the San Isabel National Forest will remain closed to the public.

Firefighters said the fire covered 7 square miles and was 55 percent contained.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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