Community briefing Saturday will update residents on 416 Fire

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Community briefing Saturday will update residents on 416 Fire

Fire grows to 7,180 acres; 304 more homes evacuated in Electra Lake area
Firefighters patrol around a house Friday on the west side of U.S. Highway 550 a couple miles south of Needles Store. Firefighters are keeping an eye out for spot fires around structures as the 416 Fire approaches.
U.S. Highway 550 closed about 4 p.m. Friday for active fire behavior north of Durango.
The incident command post for the 416 Fire is being moved to Animas Valley Elementary School, where the Type 1 Rocky Mountain Incident Black Team will take control of the fire. The campsite for firefighters will remain at Purgatory Resort.
An air tanker drops slurry Thursday over the Hermosa Cliffs in front of the 416 Fire, which had grown to 7,180 acres as of Friday morning.
A Chinook helicopter prepares to drop a load of water on the 416 Fire Thursday evening near Hermosa.

Community briefing Saturday will update residents on 416 Fire

Firefighters patrol around a house Friday on the west side of U.S. Highway 550 a couple miles south of Needles Store. Firefighters are keeping an eye out for spot fires around structures as the 416 Fire approaches.
U.S. Highway 550 closed about 4 p.m. Friday for active fire behavior north of Durango.
The incident command post for the 416 Fire is being moved to Animas Valley Elementary School, where the Type 1 Rocky Mountain Incident Black Team will take control of the fire. The campsite for firefighters will remain at Purgatory Resort.
An air tanker drops slurry Thursday over the Hermosa Cliffs in front of the 416 Fire, which had grown to 7,180 acres as of Friday morning.
A Chinook helicopter prepares to drop a load of water on the 416 Fire Thursday evening near Hermosa.

Community briefing Saturday will update residents on 416 Fire

Additional evacuations were ordered Friday morning for 304 homes on the east and west sides of U.S. Highway 550 from Electra Lake Drive north to Hermosa Cliffs Road and the north end of Two Dogs Trail.
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