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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 | UPDATED: 3 days 13 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Additional pre-evacuation orders issued Wednesday evening along parts of county roads 203 and 204

Here is the latest news about the 416 Fire: 6:10 p.m. Fire activity and firefighting operations on the 416 Fire has prompted a pre-evacuation notice for 163 homes and two businesses along the west...

DATE: June 13, 2018 | UPDATED: 4 days 7 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Firefighters use burnouts to outsmart 416 Fire

HERMOSA – The ominous plume north of Durango churned for an eleventh day Monday, putting up periodic puffs of black smoke as the blaze found pockets of thick vegetation – some discovered by natural...

DATE: June 11, 2018 | UPDATED: 2 days 15 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

220 more homes ordered to evacuate; land agencies to consider Stage 3 fire restrictions

5:35 p.m. The San Juan National Forest and La Plata County government said they plan to enact Stage 3 fire restrictions early next week. Stage 3 restrictions could close federal lands, and in La...

DATE: June 9, 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

Nearly 500 homes evacuated in Hermosa area; more pre-evacuations issued

The latest news about the 416 Fire: 12:27 p.m. U.S. Highway 550 has reopened for through traffic only. Drivers will be escorted through the closure zone. Evacuees will have no access to their homes...

DATE: June 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Firefighters gain ground on 416 Fire

Federal firefighters put on an air show Saturday, using helicopters and air tankers to keep the 416 Fire from crossing U.S. Highway 550 north of Durango and achieving 10 percent containment on the...

DATE: June 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Wildfire burns 1,100 acres; about 825 homes evacuated

HERMOSA About 825 homes were evacuated and 760 more were placed on pre-evacuation notice Friday about 10 miles north of Durango where a fast-moving wildfire consumed more than 1,100 acres in nine...

DATE: June 1, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Western Excelsior fire expected to smolder for days

MANCOS – Rain helped douse hot spots Tuesday at Western Excelsior, where the production plant, warehouses and offices burned Monday. Fire crews had contained the blaze by about 2 a.m. Tuesday but...

DATE: May 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Photos of the week

Take a look back at The Durango Herald’s top photos of the week.

DATE: April 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Photos of the week

Take a look back at The Durango Herald’s top photos of the week.

DATE: Feb. 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News