Weber Fire ½ mile from Hwy 160

Weber Fire ½ mile from Hwy 160

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Glider pilot Bob Thompson took this photo while flying his glider Sunday. He spent almost an hour above the Mancos fire and was able to capture the slurry lines that were created to prevent the fire from spreading.
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A fixed wing firefighting aircraft delivers a load of slurry in an attempt to keep flames from the Weber fire away from home near Mancos Sunday afternoon.
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Flames of the Weber Fire run up a hillside just east of Mancos on Sunday afternoon, threatening several structures.
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County officials watch as a Skycrane firefighting helicopter heads to the Weber Fire just south of Mancos Hill on U.S. Highway 160.
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A helicopter fights the Weber Fire.
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A firefighting plane attacks the Weber Fire Sunday.
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The Weber Fire burns near a home Sunday.
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Smoke erupted in bursts from the Weber Fire.
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The Weber Fire continues to grow south of U.S. Highway 160 and east of Mancos on Sunday. The fire was burning vegetation in small, powerful bursts.
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Flames of the Weber fire run up a hillside just east of Mancos Sunday afternoon threating several structures. SHAUN STANLEY/Durango Herald
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A Skycrane firefighting helicopter circles structures just east of Mancos Sunday is it prepares to drop water in the effort to contain the Weber Fire. SHAUN STANLEY/Durango Herald
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A couple on bicycles pause along the Mancos bypass to observe the spread of the Weber Fire Sunday afternoon. SHAUN STANLEY/Durango Herald
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Incident command and law enforcement officals observe the progress of the Weber fire Sunday afternoon from the command center in Mancos. SHAUN STANLEY/Durango Herald
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A helicopter lines up for a bucket drop of water against a wall a flames threatening structures just east of Mancos Sunday afternoon. SHAUN STANLEY/Durango Herald
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A firefighting helicopter heads towards a pond to fill it’s bucket within Elks Springs Ranch Sunday during the continuing fight against the Weber Fire. SHAUN STANLEY/Durango Herald
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A firefighting helicopter flys low past a house within Elks Springs Ranch Sunday during the continuing fight against the Weber Fire. SHAUN STANLEY/Durango Herald
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A firefighting helicopter takes on water during the continuing fight against the Weber Fire Sunday just east of Mancos. SHAUN STANLEY/Durango Herald
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County officials watch as a Skycrane firefighting helicopter flys in to fight the Weber Fire just south of Mancos Hill on U.S. 160. SHAUN STANLEY/Durango Herald
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A wall of flames of the Weber fire climbs a mountainside just east of Mancos Sunday afternoon. SHAUN STANLEY/Durango Herald
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A Montezuma County Sheriff deputy clears cars parked along U.S. Highway 160 just east of the Mancos town limits as people try to get a glimpse of the continuing Weber Fire. SHAUN STANLEY/Durango Herald
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A fixed wing firefighting aircraft delivers a load of slurry in an attempt to keep flames from the Weber fire away from home near Mancos Sunday afternoon. SHAUN STANLEY/Durango Herald
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Bryant Robb, left, stops below his house after evacuating with the help of Frank Nation, on Sunday as the Weber Fire continued to grow south of U.S. highway 160 east of Mancos on Sunday. JERRY McBRIDE/Durango Herald
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Casey Zahorka, a deputy with the Montezuma County Sheriff’s Department keeps a road closed after homes were evacuated on Sunday as the Weber Fire continued to grow south of U.S. highway 160 east of Mancos on Sunday. JERRY McBRIDE/Durango Herald
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More homes were evacuated on Sunday as the Weber Fire continued to grow south of U.S. highway 160 east of Mancos on Sunday. JERRY McBRIDE/Durango Herald
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