Fern Lake Fire evacuees begin to return home

4:32 PM, Dec 5, 2012   |    comments
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The U.S. Forest Service says some people can go home Wednesday, but they will remain under a pre-evacuation notice for the near future.

The Forest Service says the fire has been burning for nearly two months and scorched about six square miles - otherwise known as 3,477 acres.

It is only 40 percent contained. 

The fire has burned at least one cabin and forced the evacuation of several areas in and around the park.

The fire has cost $3.2 million. More than 500 personnel are fighting this fire.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation, but authorities believe it was an escaped campfire. 

Information: www.inciweb.org or (970) 577-3716 between 8 a.m. and 10 p.m.

(KUSA-TV © 2012 Multimedia Holdings Corporation with The Associated Press)

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