San Juan National Forest

DURANGO – County Manager Joanne Spina proclaimed a state of local disaster in the unincorporated areas of La Plata County, pursuant to her authority as chief executive officer of La Plata County. Spina’s proclamation is due to the 416 Fire which began on June 1, ongoing exceptional drought conditions, and the potential for additional wildfires in the 2018 fire season.

courtesy of Andrew Papineau

This is a developing story and will continue to be updated as new information is provided.

#416 Fire, June 24, 2018, 7:30 AM:  The 416 Fire is currently 34,378 acres, 37% contained. A Red Flag Warning remains in effect today, and more smoke will be visible in the fire area with smoke columns possible.