were allowed to return home starting at
1 p.m. Sunday after a wildfire prompted
evacuations a day earlier.
The Carbon County Office of Emergency
Management was working with
local authorities to bring back the residents
who evacuated, the agency said in
a press release.
However, residents that return were
being asked to shelter in place.
The fire has burned roughly 7,500
acres since it ignited Saturday and is 0
percent contained, according to the Bureau
of Land Management. FEMA on
Saturday authorized the use of federal
funds to help with firefighting costs due
to the blaze, which threatened roughly
200 home and 846 residents.
The fire burned over the town’s
water treatment plant and destroyed one
engine, according to FEMA.
Power to the small, Carbon County
community has been restored, according
to the emergency management office.
Black Hills Energy is expected to
go door-to-door to re-light pilot lights
for customers that use natural gas.