Fire evacuees face an uncertain future

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Fire evacuees face an uncertain future

Residents prepare and pack in anticipation of evacuation
Rosa Rodriguez packs a bag at her Durango Regency home Thursday in preparation to evacuate. While Rodriguez’s home was on the pre-evacuation list, she, her husband and her son all thought they would be on the evacuation list by the end of the day and wanted to prepare early.

Fire evacuees face an uncertain future

Rosa Rodriguez packs a bag at her Durango Regency home Thursday in preparation to evacuate. While Rodriguez’s home was on the pre-evacuation list, she, her husband and her son all thought they would be on the evacuation list by the end of the day and wanted to prepare early.

Fire evacuees face an uncertain future

Kristi Householder, right, registers for credentials from La Plata County Search and Rescue volunteer Amy Knight to be allowed back to her home once it is safe. Her husband, a retired volunteer firefighter, stayed behind to keep watch over their house. Householder said she is nervous but hopeful about the 416 Fire’s containment.

Fire evacuees face an uncertain future

Tom Garcia watches the 416 Fire burn from the roof of his home in Durango Regency trailer park in Hermosa. Garcia, who lives in an area that was flagged for pre-evacuation, was not planning on evacuating yet.

Fire evacuees face an uncertain future

Mike Mitchell packs up a second load of belongings from his home in Durango Regency mobile home park. Mitchell, in a pre-evacuation area of Hermosa, was leaving the area because of the 416 Fire.

Fire evacuees face an uncertain future

Residents watch the 416 Fire from The Sanctuary at North Valley in Hermosa.
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