DURANGO, Colo. (CBS4)– An insurance company is suing the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad for damages during the massive 416 Fire in 2018.

(credit: Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad Train)

According to the Durango Herald, Purgatory Ski Resort submitted the claim which states the resort suffered huge losses from the fire after it was forced to close.

(credit: inciweb.nwcg.gov)

The 2018 fire started along the train’s tracks after a coal burning car sparked north of Durango and went on to burn more than 54,000 acres of mostly National Forest lands in the Hermosa Creek watershed.

HERMOSA, CO – JUNE 13: Burned trees and scorched earth can be seen in the forest where the 416 fire burned on June 13, 2018 near Hermosa, Colorado. The fire, burning 23 miles northwest of Durango, started June 1 and has now burned 26,500 acres. The fire is 15% contained. No homes have burned and no firefighters have been injured. (Photo by Helen H. Richardson/The Denver Post via Getty Images)

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