People evacuated by a wildfire burning southeast of Glenwood Springs are returning home.
Heavy rains Monday afternoon in the Waldo Canyon burn area with lots of erosion brought mud down in Fountain Creek. It left mud behind on Highway 24 and throughout Manitou Springs.
Fire officials say a blaze in Southern Colorado is growing in hot, gusty weather and has destroyed some buildings.
The evacuation order remains in effect in the Lime Gulch Fire burning in Jefferson County, and officials say the weather on Friday isn’t helping in their efforts to contain the blaze.
Evacuations remain in place for about 100 homeowners in southern Jefferson County due to the Lime Gulch Fire, which was likely started by lightning.
The Black Forest Fire is now 75 percent contained, and officials are hopeful the residents of the some of the worst burned areas will be allowed to briefly return to their property on Tuesday or Wednesday.
A total of 483 homes have been burned by the 22-square-mile Black Forest Fire.
Fire officials leading the battle against the Black Forest Fire say they are beginning to see some hopeful signs as they work to contain the blaze that has killed two people and destroyed 473 homes. Some mandatory evacuations were lifted Friday afternoon.
Two people were found dead in the Black Forest Fire on Thursday. It was only five percent contained.
Devastating wildfires have touched the lives of many Colorado Springs families last year and again this year, and CBS4’s Kelly Werthmann’s family is among those whose lives have been altered.