Firefighters have a big fight ahead of them as many wildfires are still plaguing our great state, and due to the extremely dry conditions, the fight's never been harder.
Several wildfires across Colorado are burning and putting up a tough fight against fire officials. Between the 416 just outside of Durango and the ever-growing Spring Creek fire, among a number of others, it seems like a nearly impossible task for the firefighters to contain all of them. And the dry weather conditions we've been experiencing lately are only making matters that much worse.
Whether you've been affected by any of the fires, know someone who has, or simply want updates on the current status of containment, we've got the full list of all the wildfires that have, unfortunately, taken over our state. All statistics are as of July 5, 2018.
Location: La Plata County, southwest Colorado
Size: 54,129 Acres
Contained: 45 Percent
The 416 Fire started on June 1, 2018, around 10 a.m. approximately 10 miles north of Durango. No homes are currently under evacuation orders, however, some remain under a pre-evacuation notice. Fire restrictions are still in effect for La Plata County.
Location: Custer County, southern Colorado
Size: 40 Acres
Contained: 0 Percent
The Adobe Fire started on July 2, 2018, around 2 p.m. approximately five miles west of Wetmore. Several subdivisions remain under a pre-evacuation notice. Follow the Fremont County Sheriffs Office Twitter page for any updates.
Location: Montezuma County, southwest Colorado
Size: 4,545 Acres
Contained: 40 Percent
The Burro Fire started on June 8, 2018, around 3:45 p.m. approximately 14 miles south of Rico. Fire restrictions remain in effect for San Juan National Forest and in Montezuma and Dolores counties.
Location: Western Teller County, west of Colorado Springs
Size: 1,423 Acres
Contained: 35 Percent
The Chateau Fire started on June 29, 2018, around 12 a.m. approximately seven miles northwest of Cripple Creek. More than 1,000 homes have been evacuated or are under a pre-evacuation notice.
Location: Jackson County
Size: 30 Acres
Contained: 40 Percent
Information on when the Chedsey Fire started has not been released. Located approximately 15 miles southwest of Walden and one mile south of Teal Lake Campground, the surrounding National Forests have issued evacuation notices.
Location: Costilla County, southern Colorado
Size: 95,739 Acres
Contained: 5 Percent
The Spring Creek fire started on June 27, 2018, around 3:30 p.m. approximately five miles east of Ft. Garland. It has quickly become one of the largest wildfires currently burning in Colorado. Hundreds of residents have been evacuated and at least 104 homes have been lost.
Location: Southeastern Grand County
Size: 1,245 Acres
Contained: 1 Percent
The Sugarloaf Fire started on June 28, 2018, around 12 a.m. approximately 13 miles southwest of Fraser. Pre-evacuation notices have been issued for several areas.
Weston Pass Fire
Location: Western Park County, central Colorado
Size: 10,727 Acres
Contained: 15 Percent
The Weston Pass Fire started on June 28, 2018, around 11:30 a.m. approximately nine miles southwest of Fairplay. Evacuations have been issued for Black Mountain, Thousands Peaks, and the Campground of the Rockies. Residents have also been advised to leave immediately.
For more information on the current fires in Colorado, visit colorado.gov.
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