416 Fire

State documenting financial losses from 416 Fire

Durango and Silverton businesses may be approached by state officials in the next couple of weeks seeking to document their losses related to the 416 Fire. At least five businesses must be able to...

DATE: June 28, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Crews complete successful burnout Wednesday on 416 Fire

Despite the unfavorable weather conditions, fire crews battling the 416 Fire made a bit of progress on Wednesday. Crews successfully completed a burnout operation along the hand line to Forest...

DATE: June 28, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Hot weather allows 416 Fire to expand; crews work on fire lines

Weather has re-emerged as a key ally for the 416 Fire with firefighters battling not only the blaze but temperatures that reached the mid-90s Wednesday, and the situation is not expected to improve...

DATE: June 27, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fed funding available for ranchers, farmers hit by fire

The Natural Resources Conservation Service in Colorado has funding available to help private landowners who sustained losses from the 416 Fire. The agency’s Environmental Quality Incentives Program...

DATE: June 27, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango & Silverton Railroad delays resumption of coal-fired steam engines

The Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad announced Wednesday it will delay resuming its coal-fired steam-train passenger service until at least July 12. The decision is to “ensure guest,...

DATE: June 27, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

‘M*A*S*H’ actor Mike Farrell visits 416 Fire Incident Command Post

Actor Mike Farrell, perhaps best known for playing Capt. B.J. Hunnicutt in the long-running television series “M*A*S*H,” visited the 416 Fire Incident Command Post at Animas Valley Elementary...

DATE: June 27, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Adverse weather could cause 416 Fire to grow

As hot and dry conditions increase and temperatures climb to the low 90s, fire officials say the 416 Fire 13 miles north of Durango could grow over the next 24 hours. Fire meteorologists forecast...

DATE: June 27, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Burnouts on 416 Fire could increase smoke over Durango

The 416 Fire grew more than 200 acres Tuesday, and its increased intensity and activity were a result of high temperatures, low humidity and strong winds, fire officials said Tuesday night. The...

DATE: June 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

T-shirts a popular souvenir among firefighters

Alongside the parking lot at Animas Valley Elementary School, where the 416 Fire Incident Command Post is located, a merchant is selling T-shirts. At large wildfires, selling T-shirts to...

DATE: June 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Businesses harmed by 416 Fire might gain access to federal loans

Economic Injury Disaster Loans from the federal government could become available to small businesses in Silverton and Durango hurt by the 416 Fire. Dan Nordberg, regional administrator of the...

DATE: June 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fire officials warn of increase in smoke behavior

Fire officials working on the 416 Fire 13 miles north of Durango warn that an increase in temperatures and dry and hot conditions could create a higher chance of smoke dispersal along U.S. Highway...

DATE: June 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

416 Fire, Durango & Silverton train cancellations hit merchants hard

Few if any retail businesses in Durango managed to escape the absence of tourists stemming from the 416 Fire and the cancellation of train runs to Silverton. “It is definitely affecting us,” said...

DATE: June 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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