Firefighters prepare for the long haul in hot, dry conditions

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Firefighters prepare for the long haul in hot, dry conditions

More pre-evacuations issued Tuesday afternoon
Forest Service Road 576 is closed on Tuesday where County Road 201 ends near Hermosa as a result of the 416 Fire north of Durango.

Firefighters prepare for the long haul in hot, dry conditions

Forest Service Road 576 is closed on Tuesday where County Road 201 ends near Hermosa as a result of the 416 Fire north of Durango.

Firefighters prepare for the long haul in hot, dry conditions

This map shows the pre-evacuation and evacuation areas, as well as the 416 Fire’s footprint.

Firefighters prepare for the long haul in hot, dry conditions

Residents attended a community meeting Tuesday at Animas Valley Elementary School to receive updates about the 416 Fire. The meeting drew a full house, and dozens of people were unable to get in.

Firefighters prepare for the long haul in hot, dry conditions

Travis Lipp, Rocky Mountain Blue Team operations section chief, describes the firefighting effort during a community meeting at Animas Valley Elementary School.

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