Weather helps subdue Lightner Fire

Weather helps subdue Lightner Fire

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A single-engine tanker makes a drop on the Lightner Creek Fire north of U.S. Highway 160 and west of Durango.
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A Skycrane firefighting helicopter delivers water to the Lightner Creek. SHAUN STANLEY/Durango Herald
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Wildland firefighters hike along County Road 208 in the Perins Peak Wilderness Area to battle a new fire in Lightner Creek. SHAUN STANLEY/Durango Herald
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A single engine tanker makes a drop on the Lightner Fire on Wednesday afternoon north of U.S. Highway 160 west of Durango.Shaun Stanley/Durango Herald
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A hand crew makes their way up La Plata County Road 208 in Lightner Creek canyon on Wednesday afternoon after a fire broke out on the ridge north of U.S. Highway 160 west of Durango. Shaun Stanley/Durango Herald
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Crews gather near a new fire in Lightner Creek.
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County, state, and local officials, go over maps to get a better idea of the terrain that the Lightner creek Fire is burning in on Wednesday. JERRY McBRIDE/Durango Herald
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A quick response by area fire agencies helped to keep the Lightner Creek Fire from going out of control on Wednesday. JERRY McBRIDE/Durango Herald
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”My place is soaked down pretty good” said Johnnie Seale as he kept an eye on the Lightner Creek Fire burning north of his home on Lightner Creek Road (County Road 207) on Wednesday afternoon. JERRY McBRIDE/Durango Herald
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