416 Fire

Ash runoff from 416 Fire turns Animas River black

The Animas River in Durango ran black Monday as a result of rain over the weekend washing down ash from the 416 Fire burn area. Since June 1, the 416 Fire has burned more than 34,000 acres, mostly...

DATE: June 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Homeless residents left with few options during public land closures

An emergency shelter for evacuees of the 416 Fire closed Monday, and while most people have been able to return to their homes, those living homeless in Durango have few options for places to stay....

DATE: June 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

D&SNG to offer bus service between Durango and Silverton

In lieu of trains, the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad will send tourists to Silverton by bus. The D&SNG announced Monday that with the reopening of U.S. Highway 550, it will run bus...

DATE: June 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Burro Fire teams plan to secure fire lines, mop up after rain

Crews battling the Burro Fire took got back to work on Monday after a weekend of “wetting rain” that calmed the flames. Fire behavior on the Burro and 416 fires was expected to be limited on...

DATE: June 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fort Lewis College closes open space, trails

Fort Lewis College has joined a growing number of agencies to close public lands and impose fire restrictions. The college has closed trails and open space on campus, including the Nature Trail,...

DATE: June 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Air tankers play vital role in fighting 416 Fire

The Durango Air Tanker Base has already used more than 400,000 gallons of retardant this wildfire season to date, June 15, the most in a summer period since the Missionary Ridge Fire in 2002. A...

DATE: June 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

More evacuees go home as rain dampens fire

Hermosa resident Andrew Korneoson unloaded boxes of belongings from his car with his parents Sunday afternoon under a gray and cloudy sky – conditions that helped change the 416 Fire’s behavior and...

DATE: June 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Food donations come to Silverton as 416 Fire cuts into tourism

The Silverton School gymnasium is nearly full with food donations that have been delivered during the past week. “We’re really grateful for the camaraderie and generosity of our neighboring...

DATE: June 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Big rain allows Burro Fire teams to prepare for new week

Crews battling the Burro Fire took a break from their usual firefighting work on Sunday after a storm dumped an inch of rain in the Bear Creek area. “They are doing what firefighters do, sharpening...

DATE: June 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Evacuations lifted in Hermosa area; residents, businesses can return

12:25 p.m. Evacuated residents and businesses in the Hermosa area can return to their homes and businesses. This includes county roads 201, 202 and County Road 203 north from Cometti/Mead Lane...

DATE: June 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

‘It’s the perfect kind of rain’

The 416 Fire hasn’t exhaled its last column of smoke yet, but steady rainfall Saturday did help tame the 16-day-old wildfire and allow firefighters to increase containment lines around the...

DATE: June 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Have you heard latest on 416 Fire? Spreading the word takes a small army

A white plume of smoke on the west side of U.S. Highway 550 about 10 miles north of Durango was the first indication residents had of a potentially dangerous wildfire. That was about 10 a.m. June...

DATE: June 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News