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The Latest: Officials ask for evacuations due to Nevada fire

DURANGO, Colorado. – The Latest on the fires burning in the AMERICAN West (all times are local):

6:28 pm

The authorities in the north of Nevada county, asking people to evacuate because of a growing wildfire.

A statement from Lyon County Manager Jeffery Page says 50 homes in the neighborhood and many structures are threatened, but nothing is lost. No injuries were reported.

The fire grew to a little more than 2 square miles (6 square kilometers) on Sunday afternoon. The fires in the area of Pinon and Upper Colony.

Page says 300 firefighters and three helicopters are fighting the fire.

The Lyon County Sheriff’s Office is the implementation of the evacuation.

The statement does not say what the cause of the fire.

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12:58 pm

A welcome dose of rain has helped in the battle against a wildfire that has blackened more than 50 square miles (129 square kilometers) and forced hundreds of evacuations in southwest Colorado.

The Durango Herald reported Sunday that the remnants of Hurricane Bud slowed the growth of the 416 Fire is 25 percent contained. Butch Knowlton, director of La Plata County Emergency Management, says the storm tracked through the Pacific ocean in the perfect amount of rain in Colorado, help firefighters increase containment without the cause of flooding in the burn scar.

The fire began on 1 June and 10 miles (16 kilometers) north of Durango, and at one point forced the evacuation of 2,200 houses, none of which has burned.

Meanwhile, rain has helped a wildfire that has burned more than 30 square miles (78 square kilometers) in southern Wyoming

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Information from: Durango Herald, http://www.durangoherald.com

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