Wildfires – Colorado, USA

At least 500 homes have been evacuated and a stretch of highway is closed in wake of a wildfire that started burning 10 miles north of Durango Friday morning. The 416 Fire is located on the west side of U.S. Highway 550 and has moved into the San Juan National Forest.

There are mandatory evacuations for Iron Gate Subdivision in 36000 Block of U.S. Highway 550 North, according to La Plata County. The Rockwood subdivision south to Baker’s Bridge was also evacuated later Friday afternoon. Shifting winds Friday afternoon also led to the evacuation of the Glacier Club/Tamarron subdivision south to Baker’s Bridge.

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