416 fire

Daniel Rayzel

Several days of showers and thunderstorms have brought some relief to firefighting efforts at the Burro and 416 wildfires — and a risk for flash floods from erosion. 

416 Fire Tops 51,000 Acres As It Enters Second Month

Jul 2, 2018
Daniel Rayzel

The 416 Fire is now at 52,778 acres after an increase of 1,710 acres Monday. As it begins its second month since it first started burning north of Durango, 363 firefighters continue efforts at 37 percent containment. 

A group of Colorado legislators introduced a bill to Congress that increases the penalty for using drones over wildfires. 

Dom Paulo

San Juan National Forest has issued a plan for stabilizing and restoring the environment after damage from the 416 Fire. 

416 Fire Facebook

416 Fire management will transition to a National Incident Management Organization team on Friday. The switch marks the end of the Rocky Mountain Incident Management Type 1 Team’s two-week service at the fire.

The new team specializes in longer wildfires (416 Fire has been burning since June 1) that are also deeper in the forest and away from densely populated areas.

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