SILVERTHORNE, Colo. – The Buffalo Fire burning near Silverthorne is now 20 percent contained, Summit County authorities tweeted late Wednesday.
Some residents who had to leave their homes due to the fire were being allowed to return temporarily to retrieve belongings Wednesday morning.
Summit County officials said people living or staying above the road closures at Twenty Grand and Ryan Gulch roads in Wildernest and Starlight and Royal Buffalo Drive in Mesa Cortina will be allowed into the area between 7 a.m. and 10 a.m.
The Buffalo Fire started on Tuesday morning and quickly moved toward homes in the area, prompting nearly 1,400 homes to be evacuated. More than 1,100 additional homes were put on pre-evacuation notice.