DENVER (AP) — The last evacuees from the High Park Fire in northern Colorado are being allowed home as crews get closer to full containment.
The Larimer County Sheriff's Department says evacuation orders will be lifted at noon Saturday.
The 136-square-mile fire killed one resident and destroyed 259 houses, a state record until a fire near Colorado Springs destroyed 346 homes two weeks later.
Lightning started the High Park Fire June 9. It's 97 percent contained and full containment is expected Sunday.
In western Colorado, the 18-square-mile Pine Ridge Fire is 10 percent contained. About 50 residents south of De Beque (di-BEK) have been told to evacuate.
The 300-acre Flagstaff Fire near Boulder is 80 percent contained. Crews plan to burn about 20 acres of vegetation inside the perimeter on Saturday.