Irongate residents among first to attack 416 Fire

News

Irongate residents among first to attack 416 Fire

Flames spotted after train passed subdivision

Irongate residents among first to attack 416 Fire

Cres Fleming, who lives on Irongate Way, was one of the first on the scene of the 416 Fire, which started Friday north of Durango. Fleming tried to extinguish the blaze before it topped a hillside and got away.
The truck that holds a water sprayer that neighbors on Irongate Way use in the event of a wildfire, including spot fires started by the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad.

Irongate residents among first to attack 416 Fire

Homes on Irongate Way are a couple hundred feet from the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad tracks, where neighbors say the 416 Fire started on Friday.

Irongate residents among first to attack 416 Fire

Cres Fleming demonstrates the water sprayer he and neighbors use to help fight fires in the Meadowridge subdivision.

Irongate residents among first to attack 416 Fire

Cres Fleming demonstrates the water sprayer he uses to fight potential spot fires started by the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad.

Irongate residents among first to attack 416 Fire

Cres Fleming, who lives on Irongate Way, walks up to where he saw the 416 Fire start on Friday.

Sign up for daily headlines and/or breaking news email alerts

Reader Comments
click here to add your event
Area Events
click here to add your event
Area Events