Quick air attack, hot-shot crews helped subdue 358 Fire

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Quick air attack, hot-shot crews helped subdue 358 Fire

Wildfire northeast of Durango extinguished
A helicopter picks up water Friday afternoon to fight the 358 Fire near Texas Creek northeast of Durango. Aircraft from across the region helped fight the fire that consumed more than 50 acres. During the fire, Upper Pine River Fire Chief Bruce Evans observed “very erratic fire behavior.” For example, cottonwood trees that normally soak up water and tend to be more fire resistant burned quickly.

Quick air attack, hot-shot crews helped subdue 358 Fire

A helicopter picks up water Friday afternoon to fight the 358 Fire near Texas Creek northeast of Durango. Aircraft from across the region helped fight the fire that consumed more than 50 acres. During the fire, Upper Pine River Fire Chief Bruce Evans observed “very erratic fire behavior.” For example, cottonwood trees that normally soak up water and tend to be more fire resistant burned quickly.
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