416 Fire

Burnouts on 416 Fire could increase smoke over Durango

The 416 Fire grew more than 200 acres Tuesday, and its increased intensity and activity were a result of high temperatures, low humidity and strong winds, fire officials said Tuesday night. The...

DATE: June 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

T-shirts a popular souvenir among firefighters

Alongside the parking lot at Animas Valley Elementary School, where the 416 Fire Incident Command Post is located, a merchant is selling T-shirts. At large wildfires, selling T-shirts to...

DATE: June 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Businesses harmed by 416 Fire might gain access to federal loans

Economic Injury Disaster Loans from the federal government could become available to small businesses in Silverton and Durango hurt by the 416 Fire. Dan Nordberg, regional administrator of the...

DATE: June 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fire officials warn of increase in smoke behavior

Fire officials working on the 416 Fire 13 miles north of Durango warn that an increase in temperatures and dry and hot conditions could create a higher chance of smoke dispersal along U.S. Highway...

DATE: June 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

416 Fire, Durango & Silverton train cancellations hit merchants hard

Few if any retail businesses in Durango managed to escape the absence of tourists stemming from the 416 Fire and the cancellation of train runs to Silverton. “It is definitely affecting us,” said...

DATE: June 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

416 Fire grows by 600 acres; crews improve Junction Creek fire line

Hot-shot crews and crews assigned to fire engines worked to improve an existing fire line along Junction Creek Road on Monday as the 416 Fire spewed smoke visible from Durango for a second...

DATE: June 25, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

416 Fire grows 100 acres

Warmer, drier weather caused the 416 Fire to grow 100 acres Sunday, and fire officials expect the same conditions to last throughout the week. Gusty winds throughout the day caused large plumes of...

DATE: June 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

416 Fire sends up first plume visible from Durango in a week

For the first time since last week’s rains, the June 9-10 remnants of Hurricane Bud from the Pacific Ocean, the 416 Fire put up a plume visible from Durango on Sunday. Bethany Urban, a public...

DATE: June 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fire officials waiting for monsoons to put out 416 Fire

The 416 fire grew over 50 acres Saturday, totaling 34,278 acres. The fire remains 37 percent contained. Crews spent Saturday monitoring and improving existing fire lines, as well as working on...

DATE: June 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

NIMO team takes command of 416 Fire

A National Incident Management Organization team assumed command of the 34,224-acre 416 Fire at 6 a.m. Friday. NIMO, a Type I team, has fewer personnel than the management team it replaced but has...

DATE: June 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

StillHouse Junkies write song for fire-relief effort

In tough times, it may be hard to know how to help. In the case of Durango band StillHouse Junkies, they decided to help 416 Fire relief efforts by doing what they do best: writing and recording a...

DATE: June 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Music

Fire crews begin rehab along eastern perimeter of 416 Fire

By Alex Semadeni Herald Staff Writer As the behavior of the 416 Fire slows down, crews are beginning rehab efforts on the eastern perimeter of the burn area along U.S. Highway 550. “They’ll go in...

DATE: June 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News