BOULDER -- Residents of the 426 homes evacuated amid a wildfire in Boulder County were allowed to return home. Officials lifted the mandatory evacuation order Monday morning.
While residents were returning home, firefighters made progress on the 74-acre Sunshine Fire. Officials said the blaze was 100 percent contained as of 5:15 p.m. Monday. No structures have been reported damaged.
"You could see flames that looked like they were right here, three or 400 feet away from the house," said Fred Moore who lives in the Knollwood subdivision. Moore evacuated early Sunday morning but was back home by Monday evening.
"It's the fifth time that we've had to pack up for fires. The first time it's really scary," Moore said.