Boulder Fourmile Canyon fire all over but the shouting: See our farewell photo gallery

A sure sign that the threat from the Fourmile Canyon fire near Boulder is over: Moments ago, no one answered the 24-hour media line. All evacuation orders have been lifted, and while the fire zone is open to residents only, we're clearly in the mop-up phase. Page down to check out photos of the battle, capped by a thank-you shot to Fourmile fighters.

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