BOONE, Colo. (AP/CBS) — Residents of a small town in southern Colorado can return home as crews continue to contain a wildfire that has scorched about 500 acres.
The Pueblo County Sheriff’s Office lifted the evacuation order for Boone on Thursday night and said the fire was 95 percent contained on Friday morning.READ MORE: 911 Calls In Denver On Hold: 'It Was Frightening' Says Caller
The blaze started Thursday afternoon and forced the evacuation of 229 homes. One person was hurt, but authorities haven’t released any information about the incident.
About 100 firefighters from nine agencies were assigned to the fire, which was fueled by wind gusts of 45 mph to 60 mph. No buildings were reported burned.
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