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1,900 going home after northern Colo. wildfire

(AP) — Some evacuees of Colorado fires are returning home, but Mesa County sheriff’s officials are evacuating residents on the southern part of De Beque as a 1,500-acre wildfire threatens to cross Interstate 70.

The fire was sparked by lightning Wednesday and is threatening seven structures.

In northern Colorado, about 1,900 people who were displaced by a deadly wildfire were returning home Thursday evening. The High Park fire erupted June 9 and killed one person and destroyed 257 homes.

The fire is 75 percent contained.

U.S. Forest Service spokesman Steve Segin says fire managers hope to have the fire fully contained by this weekend, and have full control of the fire by July 15.

In Boulder County, residents of 28 homes have been allowed back home as firefighters make progress on a blaze there.