Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Durango Fire Controlled

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                             

For additional information, please                                                                                June 29, 2011
contact: Butch Knowlton at 970-382-6270                                                                             7:45 p.m.

Purple Cliffs Fire Update at 7:45 p.m.

Durango, CO – Firefighters report at this time they have a perimeter line and they are continuing to extinguish hot spots within the perimeter.  Crews will continue to work on the fire this evening and will monitor the fire throughout the night.  The New Air Helecopter will continue to drop water on the fire until dark.

“Through the prompt efforts of Durango Fire and Rescue Authority, the U.S. Forest Service and the helicopter, we were able to deal with the fire quickly and prevent the spread of the wildfire,” said Butch Knowlton, La Plata County’s Emergency Management Director.

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