416 Fire

Updated: Want to do something outside? Here’s what’s open (and closed)

Extreme fire danger has prompted mass closures of trails, Forest Service land and city open spaces. But not all of Durango’s outdoor playgrounds are closed; many trails and recreation areas remain...

DATE: June 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Southwest Colorado Disaster Assistance helps people affected by 416 Fire

Various local community groups have partnered to create a disaster assistance group focused on sharing information and raising money for people in need after the 416 Fire. Southwest Colorado...

DATE: June 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Storms forecast over 416 Fire could be a mixed bag for firefighters

Rain is expected mainly after 5 p.m. Friday, and while that might be viewed as a good thing with the 416 Fire now listed at 32,076 acres, associated winds and even heavier rains Saturday could...

DATE: June 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fire analysts key to devising battle plans on 416 Fire

HERMOSA – Tucked away in back of Animas Valley Elementary School, which is housing the 416 Fire incident command post, is a room filled with computers, maps and models of the fire’s path. Here is...

DATE: June 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Photo: Not a crime to wear a face mask

DATE: June 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Flash-flood watch issued for Saturday, especially around burn areas of 416 Fire

Southwest Colorado may finally receive desperately needed rain this weekend, but it could come at a cost: a flash-flood watch has been issued for Saturday. The National Weather Service in Grand...

DATE: June 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Rain falls in Hermosa; about 70 percent of evacuees have been allowed to return home

3:30 p.m. An afternoon rain shower wet the ground at Animas Valley Elementary School, where a Type 1 federal firefighting team is conducting firefighting operations in Hermosa. An afternoon news...

DATE: June 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

When wildfires rage, where do animals go?

Two uncontrolled wildfires are ripping across the San Juan National Forest in Southwest Colorado, forcing the evacuation of homes, shutting down the critical summer economy and putting firefighters...

DATE: June 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Initial evacuees go home, but more placed on pre-evacuation

After 13 days of wondering when good news for evacuees would come from the 416 Fire that started June 1, it came Wednesday. Evacuation orders were lifted in the afternoon for 560 residences and 20...

DATE: June 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

8 homes in Moab burn as wildfires menace the West

DENVER – A fast-moving brush fire destroyed eight homes in the Utah tourist town of Moab, while more than 3,000 people in Colorado and Wyoming fled multiple wildfires scorching the drought-stricken...

DATE: June 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Emergency funding group feels pinch from wildfire victims

The Community Emergency Assistance Coalition, which works to prevent homelessness by providing one-time emergency assistance to individuals and families who face near-term financial crisis, is...

DATE: June 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Renters forced to evacuate have few options to get rent money returned

When a natural disaster like the 416 Fire forces renters to evacuate their leased home, they often wonder if they can get a refund for days they weren’t inhabiting a place. But, Colorado has no...

DATE: June 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News