Bellaire Boy Scouts evacuated by Colorado wildfires return home safely

Chaperones rushed the boys to safety leaving behind all of their belongings

BELLAIRE - Bellaire Boy Scouts are back home after wildfires forced them to evacuate their Colorado camp site.

The fire burned 360 homes nearby, making it the most destructive fire in Colorado's history.

Scout leader David Falloure says chaperones quickly evacuated Troop 222, one of more than a thousand groups in the area.

The troop left all of their belongings behind, except for necessary medications.

"The events turned very fast . We thought everything was good but it wasn't," Falloure said.

The boys were rushed to a Red Cross shelter while the adults made plans to get them all home to Texas.

The boys rode home with only the clothes on their backs.

Now that everyone is home safely, some of the troop chaperones are working to recover their belongings from the camp site.

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