A wind-driven wildfire in northeastern Colorado, though smoldering in hot spots, was 100 percent contained Monday, officials said.

Ana Baucke, a spokeswoman for the Yuma County Sheriff's Office said the so-called Heartstrong Fire which began about 1:15 p.m. Sunday scorched an 84-square-mile area fanned by winds gusting to 65 mph before it was contained, KMGH-TV, Denver, reported.

Deanna Herbert, another spokeswoman for Yuma County said the 300 residents of Eckley who had been evacuated due to the fire were allowed to return home late Sunday.

The blaze destroyed two homes and left three firefighters injured, Denver's KUSA-TV reported.

Sheriff Chad Day said one firefighter suffered minor facial burns, another had minor burns on the arms and the third was treated for smoke inhalation, KUSA-TV said.

Yuma County sheriff's deputies said the evacuation zone was about 16 miles long and 14 miles wide and included the town of Eckley.

"It just keeps rearing its ugly head," area resident Gary Hoffner said. "The smoke and the dirt are blowing so bad."

Day said there were several traffic accidents in the area caused by distracted drivers looking at the fire.

The cause of the fire was under investigation but a local newspaper attributed it to a downed power line, KUSA-TV said.