Firefighters attack Air Park Fire

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Firefighters attack Air Park Fire

Nearly 150 residents remain under pre-evacuation orders
A slurry bomber drops fire retardant ahead of the Air Park fire front Monday morning.
The Air Park Fire crests the ridge above the southern end of Lake Nighthorse on Sunday afternoon. A lightning strike midday caused the fire, which had grown to 500 acres by Sunday night.
Ralph and Judy Mack walk away from the Air Park Fire west of Animas Air Park Sunday. The fire was first reported at 11:48 a.m. Sunday and was ignited by a lightning strike.
People watch the Air Park Fire west of Animas Air Park on Sunday.
A helicopter drops water on the Air Park Fire west of Animas Air Park on Sunday. The fire was first reported at 11:48 am on Sunday and was ignited by a lightning strike.
Fynn Funk and Laura West watch the Air Park Fire burn in the distance on Sunday. The two were at Nature’s Oasis when they saw the plume of smoke to the west. The fire is filling Durango skies with smoke.
A helicopter drops water on the Air Park Fire west of Animas Air Park on Sunday.
A helicopter drops water on the Air Park Fire west of Animas Air Park on Sunday.
A sign near Animas Air Park warns fire spectators to be careful not to start another fire.

Firefighters attack Air Park Fire

A slurry bomber drops fire retardant ahead of the Air Park fire front Monday morning.
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The Air Park Fire crests the ridge above the southern end of Lake Nighthorse on Sunday afternoon. A lightning strike midday caused the fire, which had grown to 500 acres by Sunday night.
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Ralph and Judy Mack walk away from the Air Park Fire west of Animas Air Park Sunday. The fire was first reported at 11:48 a.m. Sunday and was ignited by a lightning strike.
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People watch the Air Park Fire west of Animas Air Park on Sunday.
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A helicopter drops water on the Air Park Fire west of Animas Air Park on Sunday. The fire was first reported at 11:48 am on Sunday and was ignited by a lightning strike.
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Fynn Funk and Laura West watch the Air Park Fire burn in the distance on Sunday. The two were at Nature’s Oasis when they saw the plume of smoke to the west. The fire is filling Durango skies with smoke.
A helicopter drops water on the Air Park Fire west of Animas Air Park on Sunday.
A helicopter drops water on the Air Park Fire west of Animas Air Park on Sunday.
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A sign near Animas Air Park warns fire spectators to be careful not to start another fire.
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