Federal government sues Durango train for starting 416 Fire

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Federal government sues Durango train for starting 416 Fire

Lawsuit seeks $25 million from D&SNG for firefighting costs
The 416 Fire burns down Hermosa Cliffs on June 6, 2018, above U.S. Highway 550. The federal government Tuesday said the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad is the cause of the 416 Fire and filed a lawsuit against the railroad seeking $25 million.
An air tanker drops a load of fire retardant June 7, 2018, on Hermosa Cliffs during the 416 Fire. The fire cost about $40 million to suppress.
The 416 Fire on June 12, 2018, west of U.S. Highway 550. Thousands of homes were evacuated for weeks at a time during the fire.

Federal government sues Durango train for starting 416 Fire

The 416 Fire burns down Hermosa Cliffs on June 6, 2018, above U.S. Highway 550. The federal government Tuesday said the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad is the cause of the 416 Fire and filed a lawsuit against the railroad seeking $25 million.
An air tanker drops a load of fire retardant June 7, 2018, on Hermosa Cliffs during the 416 Fire. The fire cost about $40 million to suppress.
The 416 Fire on June 12, 2018, west of U.S. Highway 550. Thousands of homes were evacuated for weeks at a time during the fire.
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