Weber Fire 15% contained

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Weber Fire 15% contained

So far, blaze has burned 8,930 acres
A hand crew walks past burning rubble on Monday that the Weber Fire consumed.
Dave Franks, a firefighter with the Mancos Fire Protection District, describes the Weber Fire as it rapidly approached a home his crew was defending Sunday evening. The home was saved.
A helicpoter makes a water drop on the north side of the Weber Fire on Monday morning.
Evacuations and closures

On Sunday evening, the Montezuma County Sheriff’s Office issued a mandatory evacuation for the County Road J49 and U.S. Highway 160 area, according to a news release from the Rocky Mountain Incident Management Team.
Evacuation advisories were issued for County Road 41 south and east of Mancos, the Elk Springs Ranch and Elk Stream subdivisions, and other residences south of U.S. Highway 160 and east of County Road 41.
The following roads are closed:
County Road G at County Road 41.
County Road J at County Road 41.
County Road 46 at U.S. Highway 160.
Road closures were put in effect to keep the area clear for incoming firefighting resources within the fire perimeter, the release said.
All services and facilities at Mesa Verde National Park are open despite the wildfire.

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A hand crew walks past burning rubble on Monday that the Weber Fire consumed.
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Dave Franks, a firefighter with the Mancos Fire Protection District, describes the Weber Fire as it rapidly approached a home his crew was defending Sunday evening. The home was saved.
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A helicpoter makes a water drop on the north side of the Weber Fire on Monday morning.
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