Evacuation orders in 416 Fire begin to lift

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Evacuation orders in 416 Fire begin to lift

‘We were tired of living out of suitcases’

The 416 Fire burns its way to the west and north on June 13 as evacuees in areas along U.S. Highway 550 are allowed to go home.

Evacuation orders in 416 Fire begin to lift

Colorado State Trooper Jason Bandy and Rosemarie Owens with La Plata County Search and Rescue check to see if Kristi Burk has her Rapid Tag which will allow her to get back to her Rockwood home on Wednesday, June 13, 2018, after mandatory evacuations of part of the U.S. Highway 550 corridor were lifted. Photo by Jerry McBride/Durango Herald
Brandon Young is one of the first in line at the road block on U.S. Highway 550 and Cometti/Mead Lane to get back to his Cascade home after mandatory evacuations of part of the U.S. Highway 550 corridor were lifted on Wednesday, June 13, 2018. Photo by Jerry McBride/Durango Herald
Colorado State Patrol Trooper Jason Bandy checks Joe Hardman’s Rapid Tag on Wednesday, which will allow him to return to his Rockwood home. Evacuation orders were lifted Wednesday for 560 homes and 20 businesses in the Rockwood, Tamarron and Glacier Club areas.