Weather helps subdue Lightner Fire

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CLOSE TO HOME: RESPONDING TO SEXUAL ASSAULT IN OUR COMMUNITY

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Weather helps subdue Lightner Fire

Containment at 40 percent
Evacuation: What to bring

Officials said homeowners at risk of being evacuated should gather the following:
Important documents such as bank statements, insurance policies, birth certificates, medical and immunization records, wills, contracts, titles and deeds.
Credit and ATM cards, extra cash.
Water.
Medications.
Driver’s license, passport and Social Security cards.
Laptop, charger and backup of desktop computer files.
Cellphone and charger.
Any other keepsakes that can fit in the car.
Pets.
According to the organization Living With Fire, there are other ways homeowners who are evacuated can prepare their houses. Those suggestions include:
Close all doors and windows inside and outside the house, but leave them unlocked.
Turn off pilot lights.
Turn off air conditioning.
Place combustible patio furniture and accessories inside or toss them away from the house.
Remove barbecue propane tanks and place away from the house where they can safely vent.
Shut off propane at the tank or natural gas at the meter.
Connect garden hoses to faucets.
Turn on outside lights.
Put an EVACUATED sign in the window.

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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