The Most recent: Colorado fire forces evacuation of much more homes
DURANGO, Colo. –  The Latest on Colorado wildfires (all times local):
Residents of more than 2,000 homes have now been ordered to evacuate because of a wildfire burning in southwestern Colorado in extreme conditions.
Authorities ordered the residents of 675 houses to evacuate Sunday morning following the fire burning north of Durango practically doubled in size to 26 square miles (67 square kilometers) in hot and windy weather in quite dry vegetation.
Officials say the cause of the wildfire, which began June 1 in the San Juan National Forest, has not been determined.
The wildfire comes amid a severe drought in the Four Corners area where Arizona, New Mexico, Utah and Colorado meet.
A wildfire burning in southwestern Colorado is forcing more folks from their homes.
Authorities ordered the residents of 675 homes to evacuate Sunday morning soon after the fire burning north of Durango nearly doubled in size to 26 square miles (67 square kilometers) in hot, dry and windy climate. Circumstances are forecast to get even worse later in the day.
The Durango Herald reports incident commander Todd Pechota told residents at a community meeting Saturday that the scenario is "going to get worse prior to it gets far better."
Residents of a total of 1,975 houses have now been ordered to evacuate. No homes have been lost.
The trigger of the fire is not known. It is ten % contained.
Many other smaller sized fires are also burning in Colorado.
A wildfire that has forced the evacuation of hundreds of houses in southwestern Colorado has nearly doubled in size in hot, dry and windy climate.
The fire has burned 26 square miles (67 square kilometers) as of Sunday, up from almost 14 square miles (36 square kilometers) Saturday. Fire spokesman Brian Eady says the alter is the outcome of each organic fire growth and blazes firefighters intentionally set to manage the fire’s movement.
The Durango Herald reports incident commander Todd Pechota told residents at a neighborhood meeting Saturday that the predicament is "going to get worse ahead of it gets greater."
Residents of about 1,300 properties have been ordered to evacuate, like 220 on Saturday. No properties have been lost.
The lead to of the fire is not recognized.
Published at Mon, 11 Jun 2018 07:26:56 +0000