Wildfire north of Durango remains only 10 percent contained Monday morning
DURANGO (AP) — Rain helped to lessen the intensity of a fire burning in southwest Colorado, but officials say it didn’t do much to help firefighters in their efforts to put it out.
Fire spokeswoman Vickie Russo said Monday morning the fire burning 10 miles north of Durango remains at 10 percent containment but grew only by about 150 acres on Sunday. It is dubbed the 416 Fire
Russo says too little rain fell to help ease the overly dry conditions.
Nearly 400 firefighters are working on the fire, which has burned about 3.75 square miles of timber and brush in the San Juan National Forest.
About 1,500 residents in the area have been evacuated because of the fire and hundreds of others have been put on pre-evacuation notice.
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Pitkin County administrators are proposing a more than $142 million budget for 2020, which is about $6 million less than this year because of fewer construction projects and capital improvements.