416 Fire

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

Bulldozers finish Burro Fire lines; crews prepare for next steps

Crews battling the Burro Fire on Saturday received help from a light rain, and finished bulldozing about 4 miles of containment lines in the key northwestern and southwestern sectors of the fire....

DATE: June 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Photos: Riding into battle

DATE: June 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Thanks, Bud. Tropical storm brings steady rainfall to 416 Fire

1:10 p.m. Rain will limit the spread of the 416 Fire, but fire officials said they doubt the moisture will much impact on dousing the blaze. “There’s no dramatic impact to it today,” said...

DATE: June 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Weekend storms pose flood threat below 416 Fire burn areas

HERMOSA – Rainstorms forecast for this weekend could help quench the 416 Fire, but county officials warn it could also trigger flash floods and debris flows below the 33,000-acre burn area. The...

DATE: June 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Initiatives created for relief from 416, Burro fires

In response to evacuations, economic stress and anxiety about what’s in store for residents affected by the 416 and Burro fires, several community initiatives have been created. Here is how you can...

DATE: June 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Livingston: Forest closure, 416 Fire hit hard, but we can be inspired

I’m sad. Our San Juan National Forest is closed because of the 416 Fire, the Burro Fire and extreme drought. Our local trails, reservoirs and BLM land, all closed. The access points to my favorite...

DATE: June 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Sports

Interactive map shows evacuation status of homes, proximity to 416 Fire

La Plata County and the Rocky Mountain Type 1 Incident Management Team, in collaboration with Fort Lewis College, have created an interactive map that shows residents whether their home is under...

DATE: June 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango train faces tough questions going forward

Not since the Missionary Ridge Fire in 2002 has the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad been out of service for so long over the summer months. The raging wildfire 16 years ago – which...

DATE: June 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Photo: Smoky skies, closed trails

DATE: June 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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