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416 wildfire near Durango threatens homes

Satellite images from Friday, June 8, 2018 show the extent of the 416 wildfire and the proximity to Hermosa and Highway 550.
The Denver Post

DENVER — A growing team of firefighters is battling the 416 wildfire near Durango in hopes of preventing it from reaching and consuming hundreds of homes as another round of mandatory evacuations were issued this morning for 304 residences.

Law enforcement officers began knocking on the doors of homes at 10 a.m. on the east and west sides of U.S. 550 from Electra Lake Drive north to Hermosa Cliffs Road and to the north end of Two Dogs Trail. Residents were given until 4 p.m. to evacuate.

The blaze, which has consumed 7,180 acres of mostly forest land, is expected to bear down on the town of Hermosa today and threaten homes, authorities have said. More than 1,200 homes have already been evacuated and another 750 residences are under pre-evacuation orders.

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