Rain falls in Hermosa; about 70 percent of evacuees have been allowed to return home

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Rain falls in Hermosa; about 70 percent of evacuees have been allowed to return home

Blaze is 32,076 acres, remains 15 percent contained
It’s not a downpour, but a rain shower Thursday afternoon in Hermosa has wet the ground at Animas Valley Elementary School, where the Type 1 federal incident command team is conducting firefighting operations on the 416 Fire.
The 416 Fire was relatively calm Wednesday at sunset compared to previous evenings. This view is looking toward Falls Creek Ranch subdivision. Weather forecasters are calling for a 20 percent chance of rain Thursday, but it’s not expected to have much of an impact on the 29,147-acre fire.
Air-quality monitors

San Juan Basin Public Health in conjunction with Colorado Department of Public Health and the Environment Health have placed additional air-quality monitors in the area. Data from the monitors show the amount of all the microscopic particles in the air that can cause respiratory problems, especially for individuals with respiratory illnesses or heart disease, the elderly, and children. To view real-time data, visit tinyurl.com/ycjpzlf5

Rain falls in Hermosa; about 70 percent of evacuees have been allowed to return home

It’s not a downpour, but a rain shower Thursday afternoon in Hermosa has wet the ground at Animas Valley Elementary School, where the Type 1 federal incident command team is conducting firefighting operations on the 416 Fire.
The 416 Fire was relatively calm Wednesday at sunset compared to previous evenings. This view is looking toward Falls Creek Ranch subdivision. Weather forecasters are calling for a 20 percent chance of rain Thursday, but it’s not expected to have much of an impact on the 29,147-acre fire.

Rain falls in Hermosa; about 70 percent of evacuees have been allowed to return home

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