Nearly 3,000 acres burned in southwest Colorado wildfire

The view Wednesday, June 17, 2020, from the East Canyon fire. The wildfire burning in southwest Colorado near Durango is at 2,600 acres Friday morning. Photo Credit: INCIWEB Facebook

The East Canyon fire, the wildfire burning in southwest Colorado near Durango, is at 2,860 acres Friday morning, according to InciWeb, an official reporting site for fire managers.

The fire is 17% contained and evacuation notices were lifted Thursday. Pre-evacuation warnings remain for residents in the area.

A total of 325 personnel are working the East Canyon fire, which broke out Sunday near the La Plata-Montezuma county line after a lightning strike from a storm on Saturday.

Click here for updates on the East Canyon fire Twitter page.

As of Wednesday, no homes had been damaged by the fire, officials said. However, firefighters did find the blaze damaged two pieces of personal equipment near homes and a small homemade bridge on the south end.

Smoke from the fire contributed to hazy skies in the Pikes Peak region earlier this week. A map of the smoke spreading across Colorado can be found here.

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