New wildfire sparks on the west side of Durango Tuesday evening in Colorado, grows to 100+ acres overnight

Fire burning in Durango 5/24/22.
Fire burning in Durango 5/24/22.(11 News Viewer Bryan M.)
Published: May. 24, 2022 at 5:31 PM MDT|Updated: May. 25, 2022 at 5:35 PM MDT
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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KKTV) - Crews responded to a wildfire west of Durango Tuesday evening.

At about 5:15 p.m. Durango Fire Rescue was reporting the blaze was in the area of County Road 204 and Rockridge. At that time, a “large smoke column” was visible. Air resources were ordered for the fire.

As of 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, the estimated size of the fire was about 105 acres. At that time, the cause of the fire was under investigation. Officials named the blaze the “Perins Peak Fire.”

On May 13, crews gained quick control of a fire burning northwest of the city.

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