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3 years 9 months ago

Duckett Fire Update

WESTCLIFFE, Colo. (AP) - Crews have contained 80 percent of a 7-square-mile wildfire in southern Colorado, but steep terrain is hampering completion of the fire line around the west flank. The Duckett fire started June 12 near Westcliffe. Evacuation orders for about 130 homes in Custer and Fremont counties...

3 years 9 months ago

Update: Duckett Fire

As the Duckett Fire rages on crews are beginning to get a hold on it. As it stands now the fire is about 30% contained. That's a big improvement over Saturday. "Yesterday was 15% so there's been quite a bit of progress." explains Tracy Dierking, a Public Information Officer working...

3 years 9 months ago

Costs to fight Duckett fire reach $4 million

SALIDA, Colo. (AP) - Fire officials say costs of fighting a blaze burning on seven square miles in the southern Colorado mountains have reached about $4 million. Cooler temperatures and higher humidity Saturday helped crews build containment lines around 30 percent of the Duckett fire, but the National Weather...

3 years 9 months ago

Zombies, lions and Father's Day

It's been a busy week on the News First 5 Facebook page. Early in the week we received many photos of the Duckett Fire and Track Fire and by Saturday, the page was filled with photos from the Zombie Walk in Pueblo. But the highlight of the week has...

3 years 9 months ago

Duckett Fire now 30% contained

Fire crews seem to be gaining the upper hand on the Duckett Fire, which is burning in Fremont & Custer counties near Westcliffe. The fire remains at 4,348 acres and is now 30% contained. Evacuations remain in effect for the Eagle Peak Subdivision, Rainbo Trail Lutheran Camp, Brush Creek Subdivision,...

3 years 9 months ago

Cooler temps slow fire growth on Duckett Fire

Brenda Bowen spokesperson for the Duckett Fire Emergency Management team has released an updated statement regarding the Duckett Fire. Lower temperatures are slowing the fire growth and giving fire fighters on scene a bit of the upper hand while setting fire lines to contain the fire. Firefighters were able...

3 years 9 months ago

Firefighter air support from Pueblo

Stopping the many wildfires burning in and near Colorado requires an effort that reaches far beyond the fire-line. A major support effort is happening at the Pueblo Airport, where Forest Service teams reload and maintain air tankers. As soon as the props stop crews move-in and hook up...

3 years 9 months ago

Conditions worsen at Duckett Fire

Severe wind gusts have begun blowing hot embers directly into homes on the east side of the Duckett Fire along the Custer/Fremont County line. The fire grew by nearly 500 acres Wednesday to just shy of 3,000 acres. Fire bosses report 10% containment as of Thursday at noon, but...

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