KANW-FM

Crews protect homes from southwestern Colorado wildfire

Jun 9, 2018

DURANGO, Colo. (AP) — Emergency responders say they've kept a week-old wildfire in southwestern Colorado from destroying any houses so far.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.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.___Information from: Durango Herald, http://www.durangoherald.com