Wildfire north of Durango remains only 10 percent contained Monday morning

The Associated Press

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.