Favorable conditions aid firefighters on East Canyon, Six Shooter fires

Firefighters took advantage of favorable weather conditions Thursday to secure fire lines and mop up hot spots along two wildfires that broke out this week in Southwest Colorado. After four days of...

DATE: June 18, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

East Canyon Fire at 2,764 acres after ‘generally quiet’ day

The lightning-sparked East Canyon Fire was pegged at 2,764 acres Wednesday evening with 0% containment, and the day was described as “generally quiet.” “The winds didn’t get squirrelly on us,” said...

DATE: June 17, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Wolfwood Refuge starts evacuation process with wildfire nearby

Wildfires have sprung up on all sides of Durango in the last week. For one nonprofit, Wolfwood Refuge, the start of the wildfire season presents a complicated challenge – evacuating 55 large,...

DATE: June 17, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Firefighters keep Six Shooter Fire near Bondad at bay

Firefighters were able to keep the Six Shooter Fire burning near Bondad within its 220-acre confines Wednesday, according to Southern Ute Indian Tribe spokeswoman Lindsay Box. The Six Shooter Fire...

DATE: June 17, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Loading Pen Fire still active northeast of Dolores

The Loading Pen Fire near Stoner in the Dolores River Valley held at 35 acres Wednesday, fire officials said. The fire is burning in thick timber on the steep flanks of Haycamp Mesa. As of...

DATE: June 17, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bear injured in East Canyon Fire is rescued

A young bear burned in the East Canyon Fire was rescued by wildlife officials Tuesday after its paws were severely injured in the blaze west of Durango. Matt Thorpe, wildlife manager for Colorado...

DATE: June 17, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

New fire breaks out near Bondad, south of Durango

Another fire ignited Tuesday afternoon in Southwest Colorado, estimated at 75 acres near Bondad. Durango Fire Protection District Chief Hal Doughty said Tuesday afternoon that the new fire, called...

DATE: June 16, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

East Canyon Fire southeast of Mancos grows to 2,700 acres

With no chance for precipitation in Southwest Colorado in sight, firefighters working to contain the East Canyon Fire west of Durango are bracing for what could be a long battle. Pam Wilson, a...

DATE: June 16, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

U.S. Highway 160 reopens west of Durango near wildfire

U.S. Highway 160 reopened to traffic around 7:15 p.m. Monday after a 9-mile stretch from Mancos to Cherry Creek (La Plata County Road 105) was temporarily closed because of poor visibility caused...

DATE: June 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Firefighters suppressing Loading Pen Fire near Dolores

Fifty firefighters with air support are fighting the Loading Pen Fire located 17 miles northeast of Dolores on the San Juan National Forest, and additional crews have been ordered. A local Type 3...

DATE: June 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

U.S. Highway 160 reopens west of Durango near wildfire

U.S. Highway 160 reopened to traffic around 7:15 p.m. Monday after a 9-mile stretch from Mancos to Cherry Creek (La Plata County Road 105) was temporarily closed because of poor visibility caused...

DATE: June 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mandatory evacuations ordered for fire near La Plata-Montezuma county line

A wildfire that broke out Sunday east of Mancos has grown to more than 200 acres, prompting evacuations and a robust firefighting response. Connie Clementson, the Bureau of Land Management’s Tres...

DATE: June 14, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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