Evacuations Lifted For Red Canyon Fire

(credit: CBS)

(credit: CBS)

GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — People evacuated by a wildfire burning southeast of Glenwood Springs are returning home.

The evacuation order for the Red Canyon Fire was lifted Friday morning.

Fire spokesman Bill Kight says crews are still repairing downed power lines so the residents probably won’t have power restored to their homes until later in the day.

The 390-acre Red Canyon Fire had threatened 20 structures. The fire didn’t grow Thursday and is now 75 percent contained. That figure is expected to rise Friday.

Authorities believe lightning may have started the blaze on Monday, but the cause is under investigation.

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