Wildfire threatening Purgatory, CO

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Wildfire threatening Purgatory, CO

Postby snowave » Sat Jun 02, 2018 4:10 pm

Purg is under a voluntary evacuation. Up to 600 evacuated in surrounding arear near the resort. Hwy 550 is closed in the area. Started on Friday 6/1.. It is now up to 2,000 acres (as of 4PM Sat). Rumors are that the narrow gauge tourist train (that goes from Durango- Silverton) sparked the fire, but so far there is no confirmation pending further investigations. We are expecting actual rain tomorrow, so hopefully a small respite from the extremely dry conditions.



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Re: Wildfire threatening Purgatory, CO

Postby snowave » Sun Jun 10, 2018 9:59 am

As of Sunday 6/10... the fire is now over 16,000 acres. The northern flank of the fire is only a few miles from the resort, and mandatory evacuations are now in effect. The fire doubled in size yesterday from 8k acres to 16k acres. It may do it again today with extreme fire weather expected.

The burro fire (which started on Friday I think() to the west of this one, off Hwy 145, 14 miles SW of Rico... and is about 500 acres.

The good news is that they have a hand line around the entire side of the resort.
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