Decker Fire Continues To Grow Near Salida, Containment Expected Dec. 20

CBS Local 2 months ago

SALIDA, Colo. (CBS4) – The Decker Fire continued to burn overnight, growing to 6,667 acres. Containment remained at 14% on Wednesday.
The Decker Fire burning near Salida (credit: USFS)

The fire, started by lightning on Sept. 8, is burning north of Salida. Officials say more smoke may be seen from the area on Wednesday.

The estimated date for full containment is Dec. 20.

Some residents were allowed to return home on Sunday afternoon after being evacuated last week.

Decker Fire on Oct. 2, 2019 (credit: Joe Randall)

Residents in the Fawn Ridge Subdivision, Mountain Vista Estates, those living above the estates, those living east of County Road 104 and those living on County Roads 110, 111 and 11a were allowed back home at 3 p.m. Sunday. Those living on County Road 101 remain evacuated.

The Decker Fire burning near Salida (credit: CBS)

The homeowners allowed back will remain under pre-evacuation status. The fire has destroyed a cabin and another structure.

Decker Fire Oct. 5, 2019 (credit: USFS)

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