Evacuations lifted for Vosburg Pike Fire near Durango, now 75% contained


Vosburg Fire burns near Durango Colorado | Image courtesy nwcg.gov

DURANGO, Colo. (KRQE) – Crews in Colorado are battling a newly sparked Vosburg Pike Fire. So far, the fire has burned about 70 acres on Rabbit Mountain, off County Road 228 east of Durango. As of Thursday morning, the fire is 75% contained.

The county says the cause of the fire is under investigation. La Plata County says the following agencies have responded to the fire including Upper Pine Fire Protection District, Durango Fire Protection District, United States Forest Service, and the Bureau of Land Management.

On Wednesday, a large air tanker, Chinook helicopter, smaller helicopter and two single-engine air tankers dropped fire retardant and water. Engine crews, hand crews and a bulldozer were used to build and strengthen fire lines around the fire, according to the county.

La Plata County is encouraging people to sign up for the Code Red notifications system, to get updates on evacuation orders. To sign up, visit public.coderedweb.com/CNE/en-US/BFEA18547A8D.

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