- Associated Press - Wednesday, June 28, 2017

DURANGO, Colo. (AP) - A wildfire in southwestern Colorado has burned at least one home and forced the evacuation of a campground and other homes in the area.

The fire was reported in the Lightner Creek area about 2 miles (3.2 kilometers) west of Durango on Wednesday afternoon. It’s unclear if a second, smaller fire nearby was sparked by the initial blaze.

The larger fire has burned one home and so far less than a square mile (2.6 square kilometers). Scot Davis with the Durango Fire Protection District tells The Durango Herald https://goo.gl/CBuQU7 it’s unclear where the blaze started.

About 100 people were forced to leave the Lightner Creek Campground during what camp host Valerie Firth described as a “mass exodus.” Many of the guests were riding the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad and were not around Wednesday afternoon to retrieve their possessions.

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Information from: Durango Herald, https://www.durangoherald.com


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