Initial response to 416 Fire was critical to protecting homes

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Initial response to 416 Fire was critical to protecting homes

Early decision to call in federal resources likely prevented fire from jumping highway
Chris Tipton, fire management officer with the Columbine Forest District, coordinates firefighting efforts during the first hours of the 416 Fire.
Randy Black, deputy chief of the Durango Fire Protection District, goes door to door making sure everyone has evacuated their residences in the Glacier Club-Tamarron area after a mandatory evacuation was ordered just hours after the start of the 416 Fire.
Butch Knowlton, director of the La Plata County Office of Emergency Management, works from his truck talking with other area officials during the first hours of the 416 Fire.
Chris Tipton, center, fire management officer with the Columbine Forest District, talks with county and other area officials during the first hours of the 416 Fire.

Initial response to 416 Fire was critical to protecting homes

Chris Tipton, fire management officer with the Columbine Forest District, coordinates firefighting efforts during the first hours of the 416 Fire.
Randy Black, deputy chief of the Durango Fire Protection District, goes door to door making sure everyone has evacuated their residences in the Glacier Club-Tamarron area after a mandatory evacuation was ordered just hours after the start of the 416 Fire.
Butch Knowlton, director of the La Plata County Office of Emergency Management, works from his truck talking with other area officials during the first hours of the 416 Fire.
Chris Tipton, center, fire management officer with the Columbine Forest District, talks with county and other area officials during the first hours of the 416 Fire.
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