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Wildfires burn in Pike National Forest and near Durango

By: Associated Press
April 12, 2015 Updated: April 13, 2015 at 5:49 pm
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A firefighter monitors flames of the 213 Fire that broke containment lines South of Durango, Colo., Monday, April 13, 2015. The fire started in the Animas River Valley Sunday afternoon. (Shaun Stanley/Durango Herald via AP)

JEFFERSON — Firefighters are working to contain two wildfires burning in Colorado.

Fire managers expect to have a 250-acre wildfire burning near Kenosha Pass fully contained by Monday evening. The U.S. Forest Service says 40 firefighters are working to build hotspots and build containment lines on the Snyder Creek 2 Fire, which is burning in the same area as a fire in 2011.

Meanwhile, near Durango, the 213 Fire is burning on about 38 acres of Southern Ute tribal land on both sides of the Animas River.

Firefighters say the fire has been fanned by afternoon winds and The Durango Herald (http://bit.ly/1HknrKM ) reports that it has jumped the containment line. Fire engines are in place to protect homes near the fire.

 

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