Wind-whipped fire temporarily closes Highway 550 near Bondad

Wind-whipped fire temporarily closes Highway 550 near Bondad

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STEVE LEWIS/Durango Herald - DURANGO - 06/23/12 - U.S. Highway 550 was shut down for about three hours from the state line four miles north to Bondad while firefighters battled the State Line Fire.
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STEVE LEWIS/Durango Herald - DURANGO - 06/23/12 - Taylor Schaaf waits near the site where a small building was destroyed by the State Line Fire on Saturday on U.S. Highway 550 about two miles north of the New Mexico border. Schaaf said she came with a friend who was helping another friend find her dogs.
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STEVE LEWIS/Durango Herald - DURANGO - 06/23/12 - "Oh, this is not good," said Ken Queen, right, as the wind picked up on Bondad Hill on Saturday evening. Queen, a volunteer for La Plata County Search & Rescue, was relaying information about the State Line Fire to La Plata Countyís Office of Emergency Management who, he said, would make the decision to evacuate the area, if needed.
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STEVE LEWIS/Durango Herald - DURANGO - 06/23/12 - Richard Gustafson, left, incident commander for the Bureau of Indian Affairs, and Dan Noonan, chief of the Durango Fire & Rescue Authority, talk to firefighters and concerned citizens about the State Line Fire on Saturday evening on U.S. Highway 550 just south of Bondad Hill.
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STEVE LEWIS/Durango Herald - DURANGO - 06/23/12 - Firefighters work on a site only feet from U.S. Highway 550 where a small building was destroyed by the State Line Fire on Saturday about two miles north of the New Mexico border. Dave Imming of the Durango Fire & Rescue Authority said DFRA received a call about the fire around 3:30, and by Saturday evening it had consumed 337 acres.
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