Jul 25, 2012 5:48 AM by Kate Richards

Durango fire still burns, rain helps increase containment

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.


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