Wildfire burning on Ute Pass near Durango with evacuations underway


Evacuations are underway along the Ute Pass as a wildfire burns outside of Durango.

The Ute Pass fire has burned about 20 acres, and multiple firefighting agencies are responding to the fire, according to Durango Fire Rescue.

The fire is burning in the Horse Gulch area northeast of Durango. About 100 firefighters are working on the fire, according to Durango officials.

Aircraft were dropping water and fire retardant on the fire on Friday evening. Residents in the Ute Pass West area are on pre-evacuation notice.

The cause of the fire is under investigation. There were no immediate reports of homes destroyed or people injured.



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