Posted: Jul 25, 2012 3:48 AM by Kate Richards
DURANGO, Colo. (AP) - Rain has helped firefighters trying to contain a roughly 500-acre wildfire southwest of Durango.
The fire was 75 percent contained Tuesday night, and pre-evacuation orders have been lifted. Rain fell on the burn area Monday and Tuesday.
Lightning from a storm Saturday is believed to have started the fire, which was reported Sunday on Southern Ute tribal land.
Fire officials estimate the fire will be fully contained Thursday night.