Residents near 358 Fire prepare to leave

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Residents near 358 Fire prepare to leave

Smoke, planes bring back memories of Missionary Ridge Fire
Max Muro and Ryley Jarvis watch a helicopter pick up more water to fight the 358 Fire. About five homes were evacuated and two subdivisions were placed on pre-evacuation notice Friday night for a wildland fire northeast of Durango.
Pre-evacuation tips

For those who received a pre-evacuation notice, these steps can improve your safety and expedite departure should an evacuation become necessary.
Inside the houseGather medicationsPack a bag with clothing and essentialsShut off air conditioning and fansShut all windows and doors before leavingIf you have time, gather paperwork and photographs that cannot be replacedOutside the houseGather flammable items and bring them inside (patio furniture, children’s toys, door mats, trash cans, etc.)Move propane BBQ appliances away from structures. Connect garden hoses to outside water valves or spigots for use by firefighters. Fill water buckets and place them around the house.Don’t leave sprinklers or water running; this can affect critical water pressureLeave exterior lights on so your home is visible to firefighters in the smoke or darkness of night.Back your car into the driveway with vehicle loaded and all doors and windows closed. Carry your car keys with you.AnimalsLocate your pets and keep them nearby.Prepare livestock for transport and plan to move them to a safe location earlyPack food and medications for your pets

Residents near 358 Fire prepare to leave

Max Muro and Ryley Jarvis watch a helicopter pick up more water to fight the 358 Fire. About five homes were evacuated and two subdivisions were placed on pre-evacuation notice Friday night for a wildland fire northeast of Durango.
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