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416 fire update

The cause of the 416 Fire is still under investigation, though it is widely speculated that embers emitted from a coal locomotive used by the Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad may have started the blaze. Due to the potential for rainfall to trigger flooding and debris flow in some areas in and adjacent to the 416 Fire over the coming days, a pre- evacuation order has been issued for 317 residences along County Roads 2. Management of the destructive fire shifted from the Rocky Mountain Type 1 Incident. Jun 19, · FARMINGTON – The 416 Fire near Durango, Colorado, reached 30 percent containment today as temperatures rose and humidity dropped.


The Portland National Incident Management Organization ( NIMO) team, Joe Reinarz Incident Commander, was the last team managing the fire. Our area seems to be fairly well controlled and after Sunday’ s update, I felt I could breath again. Fire is expected to be active with uphill runs and spotting.

On June 1,, approximately 10 miles north of Durango, CO. The personal sacrifice, dedication and skill of the men and women ( from all over the country) who have worked and who continue working the 416 have left a deep mark on my soul. Firefighters working through Sunday night stopped the advance of the 416 Fire at the boundary of the town of Hermosa Creek, saving hundreds of homes even as the wildfire continued to grow to a. 416 fire update.

Residents were filled with fear, horror and shock when the 416 Fire grew from a “ wisp of smoke” to an 11, 000- acre wildfire on June 1, – the first day of the 416 Fire. More than 500 Colorado fire personnel are working to contain the 416 fire outside of Durango, Colorado. Jun 11, · The Fire Weather Potential Index is “ High”. More than 1, 000 fire. Wind gusts aligning in drainages on the west side of the 416 Fire could create rapid increases in fire behavior, and fire could travel ½ to ¾ a mile per hour in gusty conditions. The 416 Fire burning near Durango, Colorado, reached 34, 161 acres by Sunday, June 17, the Rocky Mountain Incident Management Team said in an update.

There are 383 firefighters assigned to the fire. Firefighters don’ t expect the fire to grow above the current 34, 161 acres today, but say there’ s a potential for things to pick up later this week. Jul 09, · Cres Fleming was the second person on scene of the 416 Fire that started on June 1,, near the Meadowridge Subdivision north of Durango. The 416 Fire was measured at 54, 129 acres Friday morning and is 45% percent contained. The 416 fire started on June 1,, and the Burro Fire followed on June 8. The 416 Fire started at about 10 a.

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