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Wildfires flare up near Durango

1:55 PM, Jun 27, 2012   |    comments
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The Lightner Creek Fire is located nearly two miles north of the intersection of CR 207 (Lightner Creek) and CR 208 (Dry Fork). The pre-evacuation notices were sent out to homes along CR 207 and CR 208.

Crews from Durango, Upper Pin and Fort Lewis Mesa are battling the blaze. Two helicopters and a single-engine air tanker are working to keep the fire from spreading uphill.

Another fire is burning in the area. The Escarpment Fire is burning near Mesa Verde National Park. It's estimated to be at 50 to 75 acres. A single-engine airplane and a heavy helicopter are responding.

(KUSA-TV © 2012 Multimedia Holdings Corporation)

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