358 Fire is 80 percent contained

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358 Fire is 80 percent contained

Federal team took over command; evacuation and pre-evacuation remain in effect
Firefighters made progress Saturday on the 358 Fire. As of 6:45 p.m. Saturday, the fire was 80 percent contained.
Fire crews work on the 358 Fire northeast of Durango on Saturday morning.
A helicopter drops water on the 358 Fire northeast of Durango on Saturday morning.
The 358 Fire is seen here about 11:30 a.m. Saturday. A federal team has taken over command of the fire. Crews on the ground and from the air fought the fire today.
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

358 Fire is 80 percent contained

Firefighters made progress Saturday on the 358 Fire. As of 6:45 p.m. Saturday, the fire was 80 percent contained.
Fire crews work on the 358 Fire northeast of Durango on Saturday morning.
A helicopter drops water on the 358 Fire northeast of Durango on Saturday morning.
The 358 Fire is seen here about 11:30 a.m. Saturday. A federal team has taken over command of the fire. Crews on the ground and from the air fought the fire today.
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