416 fire grows to 32,959 acres, containment rises to 18 percent
A red flag warning is in place from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday
The Denver Post
An ever-growing number of firefighters are battling the 416 fire north of Durango as it continues to scorch its way through the San Juan National Forest, authorities say.
The battalion-strength crew has now grown to 1,137 firefighters.
The wildfire has burned 32,959 acres about 13 miles north of Durango. The fire is now 18 percent contained, according to the Rocky Mountain Incident Management Team.
A red flag warning will be in place between 10 a.m. and 8 p.m. Friday because of the increased fire risk due to expected dry lightning and 40 mph winds, a news release says.
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