Crews battle a fast-moving blaze near Durango in Colorado, ‘immediate fire threat’ knocked down

Fire northwest of Durango 5/13/22.
Fire northwest of Durango 5/13/22.(Durango Fire)
Published: May. 13, 2022 at 5:37 PM MDT|Updated: May. 13, 2022 at 8:54 PM MDT
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DURANGO, Colo. (KKTV) - Crews were called to a fast-moving wildfire burning northeast of Durango on Friday.

At about 4 p.m., Durango Fire announced the fire was burning near County Road 240 and Ute Pass Road. As of 6 p.m., the estimated size of the fire was about 30 acres, and an evacuation notice was issued for nearby residents.

Just before 9 p.m., Durango Fire announced the “immediate fire threat” was knocked down. At that time, 10 percent of the fire had been contained.

Durango is on the southwest side of Colorado.

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