EL PASO COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4)– Firefighters in El Paso County are making progress on a wildfire that burned 23 homes.

Crews say the 117 Fire was fully contained on Thursday night. The blaze hasn’t grown since Wednesday but it has charred 41,000 acres.

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The 117 Fire (credit: CBS)

Evacuations remain in place near Hanover.

Wildfire Resources

– Visit CBSDenver.com’s Living With Wildfire section.

Wildfire Photo Galleries

– See images from the most destructive wildfires (Black Forest, Waldo Canyon, High Park and Fourmile), the deadliest (Storm King) and largest wildfire (Hayman) in Colorado history.


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