416 Fire

Stage set for dangerous wildfire conditions months ago

Jeff Derry knew Southwest Colorado could be in for a dangerous fire season as early as last fall. Derry, executive director of the Center for Snow & Avalanche Studies in Silverton, tracks storms in...

DATE: June 8, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Thermal imaging guides 416 Fire decisions

Aerial infrared maps tell the striking story of how the intense flames of the 416 Fire consumed 7,180 acres in eight days. The precise images taken by U.S. Forest Service planes each night help to...

DATE: June 8, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Community briefing Saturday will update residents on 416 Fire

6:34 p.m. The 416 Fire crossed Hermosa Creek, just west of the Hermosa Campground on the southwestern perimeter of the fire, said Neal Kephart, a spokesman for the Type II team. In other news, La...

DATE: June 8, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

5 things to know Friday about the 416 Fire

The 416 Fire grew to 7,180 acres as of Friday morning and remained at 10 percent contained. Here are five things you need to know. 1) Evacuation Notices The 416 fire has prompted over 1,000...

DATE: June 8, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Economic pain from 416 Fire hits home

The economic costs of the 416 Fire are adding up. The Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad has furloughed 150 seasonal employees, Purgatory Resort has canceled several weddings and group...

DATE: June 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Firefighters prepare to protect homes in Hermosa

Firefighters prepared for a battle Thursday night as the 416 Fire moved down Hermosa Mountain and flirted with neighborhoods on the lower slopes. Fire managers said the blaze could reach homes by...

DATE: June 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fire evacuees face an uncertain future

HERMOSA – Hundreds of La Plata County residents found themselves facing an uncertain future Thursday as the 416 Fire inched its way closer to their Hermosa homes. Almost 500 homes – 497 to be...

DATE: June 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Smoke may be here for a while. Is it dangerous?

Heavy smoke is expected to blanket the region during the late evenings and early mornings for as long as the 416 Fire roars through the San Juan National Forest north of Durango. With it come fine...

DATE: June 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Evacuees can request replacement ballots for primary election

About 800 primary election ballots were delivered on Wednesday to homes along U.S. Highway 550 that are now evacuated, according the U.S. Postal Service. Another 250 ballots could not be...

DATE: June 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango Food Bank to help displaced evacuees

The Durango Food Bank will provide food assistance to those who were evacuated and displaced because of the 416 Fire. The food bank will hold donation drives to collect items for displaced...

DATE: June 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

From food to socks, here’s how to help with the 416 Fire

People who want to help in response the 416 Fire have several options: Monetary donations Community Foundation Serving Southwest Colorado is accepting monetary donations for Community Emergency...

DATE: June 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

416 Fire not harming tourism, director says

Tourism agencies have well-crafted marketing campaigns to draw in targeted crowds. But when natural disaster happens, they have to pivot to crisis communication to keep their message on point. The...

DATE: June 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

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