FREMONT COUNTY, Colo. -- The remaining evacuees from the Hayden Pass Fire returned to their homes Thursday morning as firefighters continue to battle the massive blaze in Fremont County.
People living along County Road 6 were allowed back home Thursday at 8 a.m. officials said.
Other evacuees from Fox Creek Dr, County Road 40, Mosher Creek, County Rd 1A and the Eagle Peak Subdivision were allowed to return home starting at 8 a.m. on Tuesday.
The Hayden Pass Fire has burned 16,414 acres. It is 50 percent contained. Officials say full containment could take until October 1 because the fire is burning in beetle kill and rugged terrain.
The fire is burning 20 miles southeast of Salida, near Coaldale. It started July 8.