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416 Fire management will transition to a National Incident Management Organization team on Friday. The switch marks the end of the Rocky Mountain Incident Management Type 1 Team’s two-week service at the fire.

The new team specializes in longer wildfires (416 Fire has been burning since June 1) that are also deeper in the forest and away from densely populated areas.

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La Plata County has lifted evacuation orders for residents of Falls Creek Ranch and High Meadows neighborhoods.

US Forest Service

The US Forest Service began the first-ever closure of the San Juan National Forest on Tuesday. According to a Forest Service statement, the decision is based on exteme wildfire danger.

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The San Juan National Forest plans to implement a forest-wide closure on Tuesday because of dangerous fire conditions.

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The 416 fire north of Durango grew to more than 7,000 acres Thursday, but part of that growth was from deliberate burnout operations on the fire’s south and north ends.