Fire burns 30 acres south of Durango

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Fire burns 30 acres south of Durango

Resident lost control of open burn south of Durango

Fire burns 30 acres south of Durango

A heavy airtanker from the Durango Tanker Base drops slurry Friday as flames approach homes on County Road 217, about eight miles southeast of Durango. The 30-acre fire started about 2:30 p.m. when an open burn went out of control on private property. No structures had burned as of Friday evening.
Betsy Rockett, who lives in the 300 block of County Road 217, was upset that her neighbor conducted a burn on one of the hottest days of the year. She called 911 when the fire got out of control and moved onto her land.
A firefighter provides structure protection Friday south of Durango where an open burn torched 30 acres and endangered several homes.
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