Wildfires burn near Kenosha Pass, Durango
JEFFERSON, Colo. — Firefighters are working to contain two wildfires burning in Colorado.
Fire managers expect to have a 250-acre wildfire burning near Kenosha Pass fully contained by Monday evening. The U.S. Forest Service says 40 firefighters are working to build hotspots and build containment lines on the Snyder Creek 2 Fire, which is burning in the same area as a fire in 2011.
Meanwhile, near Durango, the 213 Fire is burning on about 38 acres of Southern Ute tribal land on both sides of the Animas River.
Firefighters say the fire has been fanned by afternoon winds and The Durango Herald reports that it has jumped the containment line. Fire engines are in place to protect homes near the fire.
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