Wildfire that destroyed 22 homes in Estes Park 100 percent contained

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ESTES PARK, Colo. – A fire that destroyed 22 homes and two outbuildings in an Estes Park neighborhood was 100 percent contained Monday.

Evacuees are expected to be able to return to their homes Monday.

"Due to the hard work of the firefighters and responding agencies, the Woodland Heights Fire was isolated to one neighborhood in Estes Park (Sunday)," Julie Berney, Public Information Officer for the Larimer County Sheriff's Office said. "The community is open for business."

The fire was first reported at about noon Saturday, at High Drive near the junction of Highway 36 and Highway 66 -- just north of the Beaver Meadows entrance to the Rocky Mountain National Park.

With the aid of helicopters dropping water on the flames, fire crews were able to limit the fire to roughly 27.3 acres. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.