SALIDA, Colo. (CBS4) – All residents evacuated due to the Decker Fire burning near Salida have been allowed to return home. The fire has burned 8,705 acres since it was sparked by lightning on Sept. 8.

A helicopter transports a water bucket southwest toward the Decker Fire on October 9 (credit: Facebook/Hugh Clark on Decker Fire page)

The wildfire is 55% contained and has been putting out a lot of smoke since it began.

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The Decker Fire burning near Salida (credit: CBS)

Officials say anyone who has been previously evacuated remains on pre-evacuation notice.

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Wildfire Resources

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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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