WPR News
9:42 am
Mon April 5, 2004

Colorado Residents Can Return to Homes After Fire

Laramie, Wy – Residents of 23 homes west of Fort Collins have
been told they can return to their homes Monday night.
They'd been evacuated earlier by a wildfire that so far has
covered 91-hundred-and-55 acres.
Cooler, wetter weather over the weekend and on Monday allowed
firefighters to dig lines around 50 percent of the blaze -- and the
residents of the last of about 120 homes that were evacuated by the
blaze that began last week learned they could return at eight
tonight.
Authorities warned that residents would be returning at their
own risk due to hazardous trees and other fire dangers.
Officials say full containment of the blaze is expected
Wednesday.