Colorado wildfires spread to ski resort towns, force more evacuations

Entire San Juan National Forest To Be Closed To Public

At right Highway 550 is visible.

Extreme fire danger forced the closure of several national forests, including San Juan National Forest in Colorado.

"The fire dangers are only increasing in critically dry conditions".

The forest, which covers more than 1.8 million acres in western Colorado, announced Tuesday the Stage 3 closure is "to protect natural resources and public safety" because of the danger of the blaze known as the 416 Fire. Officials say the fire was not caused by nature. Residents of another 500 homes have been told they too might have to evacuate, La Plata County officials said.

"The Burro fire is in steep, rugged terrain, and fire managers are scouting the area for opportunities to mitigate the spread".

Voos says 393 homes in the area have been evacuated since the fire in the Medicine Bow National Forest was first reported on Sunday. "But then there's also the folks employed by the train who are no longer able to work".

At this time the cause of the fire is unknown, but the origin of the fire is near Forest Road 501, and between Badger Creek and the North Fork of Pelton Creek.

"The Cibola is a high-use forest so this is not a decision that we made lightly", said Matt Rau, fire staff officer, in a statement. It comes amid a severe drought in the Four Corners area where Arizona, New Mexico, Utah and Colorado meet. The area in and around the forest southwest of Santa Fe has seen a string of fires since April.

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Temperatures would reach the mid 80s Fahrenheit (around 30 Celsius) and winds up to 25 miles (40 km) an hour on Tuesday, the U.S. Forest Service said.

Air resources arrived to help the ground-based fire personnel with the Forest Service, Albany County, and Wyoming State Forestry Division.

On Tuesday, InciWeb, a federal database of U.S. fires, showed the wildfire was 92% contained, and said Cimarron Canyon State Park will be closed through July 4. But she's grateful her daughter's home, which is just a few feet away, was spared.

In Wyoming near the border with Colorado, about 400 homes have been evacuated because of another fire.

One of the main tourist attractions, a historic scenic railroad that takes riders through the majestic San Juan Mountains in the forest, has suspended its service and furloughed its seasonal workers. The Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad is considering offering limited service later in the month with locomotives powered by diesel rather than its typical coal-fired engines, which can throw sparks.

Voos said people who have been evacuated can not return to their properties to retrieve belongings, as officials need to know that the area is clear.

"We are resilient in Durango".

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