More homes evacuated by southwestern Colorado wildfire

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More homes are being evacuated because of the wildfire burning in southwest Colorado.

Residents were warned in advance to leave Thursday morning because of the 416 Fire burning about 10 miles north of Durango

The 6.2 square mile wildfire is burning in rough terrain in the San Juan National Forest. It’s 10 percent contained.

About 1,500 residents in the area have already been evacuated because of the fire, which began last Friday.

Fire managers say the cause isn’t known.

The fire has shut down the historic Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad, which runs through the area, at least through Sunday.

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