416 Fire evacuations lifted in San Juan Co. Wednesday | KOB 4

416 Fire evacuations lifted in San Juan Co. Wednesday

KOB.com Web Staff
June 13, 2018 12:45 PM

DURANGO, Colo. - People in San Juan County, who were forced to evacuate because of the 416 Fire, have been allowed to return home.


Starting at 8 a.m. Wednesday, people were given access to the 184 residences that were evacuated in San Juan County.  Those residents will, however, remain under pre-evacuation orders.

Residents returning to their homes will need credentials, which they can get until noon Wednesday at mile marker 64 on U.S. Highway 550. Credentials are also available until 5 p.m. at the La Plata County Fairgrounds and Escalante Middle School.

Evacuated residents of Rockwood, Tamarron and Glacier Club subdivisions are also being allowed to return home starting at 2 p.m. today. They will also need to show RapidTag credentials which will be available at Trimble Crossing, Escalante Middle School and at the highway's northern closure point at mile marker 49.5.

Right now, the 416 Fire is 15 percent contained and has burned more than 27,000 acres.

Nearby, the Burro Fire has now grown to 2,829 acres with heavy fuels driving the fire growth and behavior. Fire crews are working to create dozer lines to keep the fire from reaching any structures.


KOB.com Web Staff

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