Two Fires Causing Problems Near Durango

Oct 18th @ 6:34 pm in News by Scott Staley

Two fires in the southwestern part of the state are causing problems in the Durango area.  The Vallecito Fire, northeast of Durango, is now threatening home in the Lakeview Estates subdivision.  The fire has now reached anywhere from 200 to 250 acres and some homes in that subdivision have been put on pre-evacuation notice.  Making matters worse are the wind conditions which are gusting up to 50 mph hampering fire fighters from containing the blaze.  Another fire, the East Canyon Fire, was reported late yesterday afternoon and has now spread to over 100 acres threatening some housing in that area and has forced the evacuation of 30 to 40 homes.  This fire is located a few miles southeast of Mancos.