DURANGO, Colo. (CBS4) — The 416 Fire burning north of Durango has grown to more than 27,000 acres.
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The wildfire is only 15 percent contained but there is good news: some evacuation orders have been lifted along Highway 550.
Residents of 744 homes are being allowed to return on Wednesday afternoon, along with 20 businesses.
A total of 1,375 homes are still evacuated and 1,264 pre-evacuation notices remain in effect.
Fire officials believe the fire will grow on the northwest flank on Wednesday.
What caused the fire is being investigated.
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