DEL NORTE, Colo. (AP) — A wildfire in the foothills west of Denver is contained but not before burning one home.
The fire Thursday in Coal Creek Canyon prompted authorities to tell hundreds of residents to be ready to leave, but crews quickly contained it.
The cause is under investigation.
In southwest Colorado, gusts returned to the West Fork fire complex, whose three fires are burning on about 130 square miles. No structures have been reported lost. Gov. John Hickenlooper visited the command post and evacuees in Del Norte Thursday.
State transportation officials say it's possible U.S. 160 over Wolf Creek Pass could reopen Saturday after being closed due to the wildfires, but evacuation orders would have to be lifted first, among other factors.
Meanwhile the East Peak Fire near Walsenburg is 75 percent contained.