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San Luis Valley
The San Luis Valley is writing another chapter in what’s been called the longest-running civil legal dispute in the state, dating to a lawsuit filed in 1981.
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A tornado touched down briefly near the Weston Pass Fire, and the Lake Christine Fire in Basalt continued to grow.
Thousands were out of their homes for the holiday and strict bans on fireworks sought to prevent new fires from igniting in the hot, dry conditions.
The fire had previously burned through 104 structures, including family cabins. It is the third largest in state history.
Fire containment stands at 5 percent as more resources have been added to the fight, including two Air Force MAFFS air tankers.
"It's a very challenging fire, I'll be honest with you, with all the wind changes," said incident commander Shane Greer.
US 160 remains closed between Fort Garland and La Veta due to fire activity along the highway.