BOULDER, Colo. — Four residents of an area burned by a wildfire near Boulder remain missing.
Authorities said earlier yesterday that eight people were unaccounted for. Since then, one more person was reported missing and five have been located. Some residents have refused to leave the area and stayed behind, risking their lives to try to save their homes.
Authorities have been following up with family members and checking homes in the area to find the missing.
The fire is burning on 6,388 acres. Some rain began to fall on the area yesterday, boosting the firefighting effort. Crews attacked the blaze from the air and ground, but officials say they still do not have control of the fire.
About 3,500 people have been evacuated from about 1,000 homes since the fire broke out in a parched area north of Boulder on Monday.