LA PLATA COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) – Authorities ordered lifted all evacuations on Thursday linked to a wildfire burning east of Durango. The Vosburg Pike Fire has burned 70 acres and was 100% contained, as of Thursday evening.
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A dozen homes within a half-mile radius of the 7000 block of County Road 228 were ordered to evacuate on Wednesday. Homes within a two-mile radius were placed on pre-evacuation notice.READ MORE: Some CU Boulder Students Believe This Halloween Won't Be As Problematic With COVID Cases
More than 70 firefighters are battling the fire from the Durango Fire Protection District, Upper Pine Fire Protection District and the San Juan Hot Shots. Officials say a large air tanker, two helicopters and two single-engine air tankers responded to the scene to drop fire retardant and water. Crews also used a bulldozer to strengthen fire lines.MORE NEWS: Ball Arena & Paramount Theater To Require Proof Of Vaccination Or Negative COVID Test
The cause of the fire is under investigation. Residents can sign up for emergency notifications at this link.