DURANGO, Colo. (KRQE) – The city of Durango is taking steps to reduce fire threats. The city has partnered with the Bureau of Land Management, Colorado Forest Service, and others to clear away brush from its open spaces.

The city stepped up its mitigation efforts after the 416 Fire and Burro Fire Complex burned 55,000 acres in 2018. The project will continue for the next few weeks.