Couple hundred homes placed on pre-evacuation notice for wildfire

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Couple hundred homes placed on pre-evacuation notice for wildfire

Blaze was started by recreational shooter northeast of Durango
The “358 Fire” was started by someone shooting a gun recreationally at a private gun range. The blaze started near the east entry of Sunrise Lane, where it connects with County Road 245, northeast of Durango.
The 358 Fire as seen from a commercial airliner flying over La Plata County on Friday.
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La Plata County government set up a hotline residents can call to learn more about the evacuation and pre-evacuation notices northeast of Durango. The hotline phone number is 385-8700.

Couple hundred homes placed on pre-evacuation notice for wildfire

The “358 Fire” was started by someone shooting a gun recreationally at a private gun range. The blaze started near the east entry of Sunrise Lane, where it connects with County Road 245, northeast of Durango.
The 358 Fire as seen from a commercial airliner flying over La Plata County on Friday.

Couple hundred homes placed on pre-evacuation notice for wildfire

Courtesy of La Plata County

The “358 Fire” was reported about 3:45 p.m. Friday on private property near Sunrise Lane and County Road 245, northeast of Durango. Bruce Evans, chief of the Upper Pine River Fire Protection District, said the fire was about 30 to 40 acres in size as of 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Couple hundred homes placed on pre-evacuation notice for wildfire

The 358 Fire put up a column of smoke that was visible from several vantage points Friday in La Plata County. About five homes were evacuated and about 200 homes were put on pre-evacuation notice.

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