416 Fire

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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

Salvation Army providing food, water in midst of 416 Fire

The Salvation Army Emergency Services, at the request of the Office of Emergency Management, announced Wednesday it will deploy a mobile feeding unit in Durango to provide food and water to 416...

DATE: June 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

‘Concerts @ The Park’ to support those affected by 416 Fire

The first “Concerts @ The Park” show, scheduled for Thursday night and featuring Nashville indie singer-songwriter Michaela Anne, will now also be a fundraiser for the Community Emergency Relief...

DATE: June 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Music

Colorado Parks and Wildlife announces closure of some wildlife areas

Colorado Parks and Wildlife announced Tuesday that some State Wildlife Areas in Southwest Colorado have closed to all public access. Several water-based wildlife areas and two state parks remain...

DATE: June 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Returning home? Things you should know

As more evacuation notices are being lifted in connection with the 416 Fire, returning residents are being reminded there are some health considerations to take into account when going back home....

DATE: June 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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