The Latest: Colorado fire evacuees may be allowed back in homes

BOULDER, Colo. – The Latest on a wildfire burning near Boulder, Colorado (all times are local):

9:10 pm

Hundreds of residents could be allowed to return to their homes in the hills near Boulder, Colorado, on Monday, firefighters make progress against a forest fire may be sparked by transient campers in the area.

Boulder County Sheriff’s Cmdr. Mike Wagner says the fire is believed to be approximately 60 acres and approximately 50 percent contained. Wind is predicted to be a bit lighter than when the fire broke out on Sunday, but are still likely to be a factor especially in the afternoon.

Another wildfire in the province was accidentally started last year by two men camping in the mountains who do not complete their campfire. It destroyed eight homes.

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