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US The Latest: Southwestern Colorado wildfire still expanding

22:50  09 june  2018
22:50  09 june  2018 Source:   msn.com

Raging fire in Colorado grows 40 percent as more homes evacuated

  Raging fire in Colorado grows 40 percent as more homes evacuated <p>Colorado officials ordered another 300 homes in the southwestern part of the state evacuated on Friday as a massive wildfire grew 40 percent larger than it had been the day before after jumping a highway that had previously been a barrier on its east side. Residents o</p>Colorado officials ordered another 300 homes in the southwestern part of the state evacuated on Friday as a massive wildfire grew 40 percent larger than it had been the day before after jumping a highway that had previously been a barrier on its east side.

The fire , which has burned more than 15,000 acres, began spreading to the southwestern corner of the Air Force Academy in the early The fire expanded to 15,000 acres. More than 32,000 people have been evacuated. Colorado wildfires force evacuations. Evacuee: Wildfire 20 feet from home.

(AP) — The Latest on wildfire burning in southwest Colorado (all times local) A wildfire burning in southwestern Colorado has forced the evacuation of more than 1,000 homes, and hundreds more residents have been told to prepare to leave.

In this photo provided by Jerry Day, an aircraft makes a fire retardant drop on a wildfire in the mountains and forests near Durango, Colo., Friday, June 8, 2018. Authorities in southwest Colorado ordered the evacuations of another 300 homes Friday to allow firefighters to attack an advancing flank of a wildfire, known as the 416 fire, that burned miles of rugged terrain, but had yet to damage or destroy any structures. La Plata County's latest order follows the evacuation of more than 1,000 homes earlier along U.S. Highway 550, a key artery connecting the cities of Durango and Silverton, roughly 135 miles (217 kilometers) northwest of the Four Corners Monument that connects Colorado with Utah, Arizona and New Mexico. (Jerry Day via AP) © The Associated Press In this photo provided by Jerry Day, an aircraft makes a fire retardant drop on a wildfire in the mountains and forests near Durango, Colo., Friday, June 8, 2018. Authorities in southwest Colorado ordered the evacuations of another 300 homes Friday to allow firefighters to attack an advancing flank of a wildfire, known as the 416 fire, that burned miles of rugged terrain, but had yet to damage or destroy any structures. La Plata County's latest order follows the evacuation of more than 1,000 homes earlier along U.S. Highway 550, a key artery connecting the cities of Durango and Silverton, roughly 135 miles (217 kilometers) northwest of the Four Corners Monument that connects Colorado with Utah, Arizona and New Mexico. (Jerry Day via AP)

DURANGO, Colo. — The Latest on a wildfire in southwestern Colorado (all times local):

Colorado wildfire spreads as winds strengthen

  Colorado wildfire spreads as winds strengthen A stubborn Colorado wildfire grew by around a fifth on Saturday and was expected to continue to grow Sunday, consuming sparsely populated land as low humidity and high winds left firefighters bracing for it to spread, officials said. An additional 220 homes were evacuated Saturday, said Megan Graham, a spokeswoman for La Plata County, Colorado.The total number of homes evacuated during the fires burning in southwest Colorado has reached more than 1,300 residential structures, Graham said, and the fire had burnt more than 8,691 acres, according to the last aerial survey, early Saturday, she said.

(AP) — The Latest on a wildfire in southwestern Colorado (all times local) A wildfire in southwestern Colorado has grown to about 360 acres (145 hectares), and residents of a half-dozen subdivisions have been told to be ready to evacuate.

(AP) — A wildfire burning in southwest Colorado has grown by another 600 acres (243 hectares) but no homes or structures have been lost. (AP) - The Latest on wildfires in California (all times local): 4:30 p.m. A smoky wildfire that has forced evacuations of rural ranch properties continues to chew

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A wildfire that prompted evacuations from about 1,300 homes in southwestern Colorado has grown to nearly 14 square miles (35 square kilometers).

Authorities said Saturday that hot, dry weather this weekend could make things harder for crews trying to control the fire north of Durango. It was 10 percent contained.

Fire managers say no homes have been destroyed.

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment said Saturday that smoke has reached unhealthy levels in La Plata County as far south as the Colorado-New Mexico border.

The area includes the communities of Durango and Hermosa and the Southern Ute Reservation.

The fire started June 1 but the cause hasn't been determined. It comes amid a severe drought in the Four Corners area where Arizona, New Mexico, Utah and Colorado meet.

National forest to close in Colorado because of fire danger

  National forest to close in Colorado because of fire danger <p>Over 2,800 square miles (7,252 square kilometers) of public land in southwestern Colorado will be closed to campers, hikers and bikers because of the fire danger.</p>DURANGO, Colo. (AP) — Over 2,800 square miles (7,252 square kilometers) of public land in southwestern Colorado will be closed to campers, hikers and bikers because of the fire danger.

(AP) - The Latest on wildfires in California (all times local): 4:30 p.m. A Two Fires Are Tearing Through Parts Of New Mexico And Colorado Newsy Headlines (4 days ago) - Watch VideoParts of the southwest U.S. are burning as fires tear through northern New Mexico and southwestern Colorado .

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10:45 a.m.

Health officials have issued an air quality alert in southwestern Colorado because of heavy smoke from a wildfire.

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment said Saturday that smoke has reached unhealthy levels in La Plata County as far south as the Colorado-New Mexico border.

The area includes the communities of Durango and Hermosa and the Southern Ute Reservation.

Officials say the smoke should begin to lessen and move northeast later Saturday.

The fire has burned more than 11 square miles (29 square kilometers) and prompted the evacuation of up to 1,300 homes. No homes have been destroyed.

The fire started June 1 in the San Juan National Forest but the cause hasn't been determined. It comes amid a severe drought in the Four Corners area where Arizona, New Mexico, Utah and Colorado meet.

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9:25 a.m.

Emergency responders say they've kept a week-old wildfire in southwestern Colorado from destroying any houses so far.

Firefighters battle Colorado wildfire under dry, hot conditions

  Firefighters battle Colorado wildfire under dry, hot conditions Firefighters battling a raging wildfire in southwestern Colorado faced more hot, dry conditions and gusty winds on Tuesday, officials said. The 416 Fire has already forced people to flee about 2,000 homes in the 11 days since it started while pre-evacuation notices were issued for another 127 homes on Monday, officials in La Plata County said.© REUTERS A satellite image shows the 416 Wildfire burning west of Highway 550 and northwest of Hermosa, Colorado Temperatures would reach the mid 80s Fahrenheit (around 30 Celsius) and winds up to 25 miles (40 km) an hour on Tuesday, the U.S. Forest Service said.

(AP) — The Latest on a wildfire that has forced evacuations in southwest Colorado (all times local): 9:15 p.m. A wildfire in southwest Colorado has scorched nearly two square miles and forced the evacuation of 825 homes.

(AP) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has found a place to store sludge from a treatment plant cleaning up wastewater from a southwestern Colorado mine.The Durango Herald The Latest : Police: Father, son dead in murder-suicide. Colorado wildfire continues to grow.

The Durango Herald reports that no homes had been lost by late Friday to the fire, which has blackened more than 11 square miles (29 square kilometers).

As many as 1,300 homes have been evacuated.

The fire started June 1 in the San Juan National Forest but the cause hasn't been determined. It comes amid a severe drought in the Four Corners area where Arizona, New Mexico, Utah and Colorado meet.

Colorado fire grows, prompts evacuation

  Colorado fire grows, prompts evacuation Nearly 1,400 homes have been evacuated in Summit County, Colorado as the Buffalo wildfire burns nearby, according to Summit Fire &amp; EMS. The fire began Tuesday and has burned 91 acres in the Arapahoe and Roosevelt National Forest, officials said.

(Reuters) – Hundreds of people were ordered to evacuate their homes in southwestern Colorado on Thursday as hot, dry and windy conditions stoked a wildfire that was 90 percent The fire has expanded to the north, the west and the south but has not crossed U.S. Highway 550, which has

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Traffic is restricted on U.S. Highway 550 because of heavy firefighter activity.

More than 680 firefighters and several aircraft are on scene. The fire is only 10 percent contained.

Crews battling U.S. wildfires face hot, dry conditions before wet weather .
<p>Firefighters battling several unrelenting wildfires in the U.S. southwest will face windy and dry conditions on Friday before possibly getting a reprieve over the weekend when widespread showers and thunderstorms are in the forecast.</p>Red flag warnings are in effect for southern Nevada, southern Utah and western Colorado, where winds gusts could reach 45 miles (72 km) an hour and humidity could reach around 10 percent on Friday, the National Weather Service said.

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