Fire appears to be moving away from Glenwood

By: 11 News Desk Email
By: 11 News Desk Email
Fire managers say residents who were forced from their homes by a wildfire burning southeast of Glenwood Springs will be allowed to return Friday morning.

Smoke from the Red Canyon Fire, taken 8/12/2013 from 8th & Palmer in Glenwood Springs.

GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) -- Fire managers say residents who were forced from their homes by a wildfire burning southeast of Glenwood Springs will be allowed to return Friday morning.

Fire officials say pre-evacuation notices also will be lifted at 9 a.m. Friday.

The 390-acre Red Canyon Fire had threatened 20 structures. Fire officials say the fire didn't grow Thursday and is now 75 percent contained.

Authorities believe lightning may have started the blaze on Monday, but the cause is under investigation.


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