Insurance companies also paid to send contracted fire engines to the area to try to protect the pricey ski properties. Efforts to save properties could be undercut if winds shift.
A wildfire burning about 2 miles west of Durango is one of several wildfires sweeping through Western United States.
A heavy air tanker from Jefferson County and helicopters from the National Guard are among the aircraft ordered to fight the fire Sunday morning.
- The bill prohibits the government from authorizing prescribed burn on Forest Service land, if the surrounding area faces extreme fire danger.Read more
- The study says human-caused global warming contributed an additional 16,000 square miles of burned forests from 1984 to 2015.Read more
- The Spring Creek 2 Fire southeast of Parachute initially forced the evacuation of about two dozen homes.Read more