Firefighters are making steady progress containing the Colorado Fire.
The Big Sur blaze, which broke out a little less than a week ago, has now reached 60% containment, and evacuation orders have ended, according to CAL FIRE's Wednesday evening update.
Residents of the evacuated areas can now return home, and the Carmel Middle School, which was converted into a shelter during the evacuation, has now been closed.
All road closures have been lifted as well, with Highway 1 going in and out of the region once again open to travelers.
CAL FIRE revealed earlier this week the fire was caused by embers from a controlled vegetation burn in the area.
Intense wind conditions last weekend added to the unfavorable conditions and helped spread the fire.
Going forward into the end of the week, CAL FIRE reported that weather conditions are looking promising for firefighters doing mop-up work on Thursday.
About 700 acres have burned in the fire, with one structure affected, and 225 threatened, as of Wednesday's update.