Almost 2 homes evacuated as Colorado fire spreads

Residents of more than 163 homes near a fire in southwestern Colorado must be ready to vacate their homes on Friday, as well as residents of 180 homes who were allowed to return on Wednesday, informed authorities of the Forest Service of the United States.

Thunderstorms and strong winds have caused a fire to spread in the San Juan National Forest that has forced the eviction of more than 1,900 homes.

The fire which is 13 miles from Durango has darkened the sky for more than 45 square miles and forced the authorities to close the San Juan National Forest in the Four Corners region.

This region, where Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona and Utah meet, is at the center of a large strip affected by an unusual drought of the worst category.

Here’s the latest on the largest fires still burning in Colorado:

Residents, businesses north from Needles to north to San Juan County line can re-enter from noon to 8 p.m. From 12…

Posted by La Plata County Government on Friday, June 15, 2018

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