"After these evacuations, we know we're in this for the long haul, "La Plata County Commissioner Gwen Lachelt said Saturday night, according to a Durango Herald reporter".
Torching and crown runs were reported as the fire crossed the Jones Creek Trail and the Hermosa Creek Trail, but not the Hermosa Creek drainage.
Almost 700 more homes were evacuated Sunday morning as the 416 Fire burning north of Durango almost doubled in size overnight, La Plata County officials said in their latest update as firefighters continue to attack the blaze in southwest Colorado.
Large smoke columns visible Sunday from Durango came as fire behavior intensified near the Lower Hermosa Campground and burned conifer stands.
The 416 Fire grew significantly on the west and northwest sides on Sunday. He said no structures were immediately threatened.
The mandatory order was issued Sunday morning for 675 residences in Purgatory/Durango Mountain Resort, Lake Purgatory, Silver Pick Lodge, Cascade Village, Mill Creek and all residences on both sides of U.S. Highway between mile markers 46.5 to 53.1.
Aircraft are monitoring the fire's west flank. No structures had been lost as of Friday morning. It was 10 percent contained.
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Another wildfire, the Burro fire, was burning about 13 miles west of the 416 fire through the San Juan National Forest in Montezuma County, causing campers in the area to be evacuated.
The Haines Index, used by firefighters to assess the stability and dryness of air over fires, is at its maximum level of six, officials said. Firefighters on the ground and in the air were still battling the blaze.
The 416 Fire in Colorado's La Plata County has burned 1,100 acres.
Map of the 416 Fire at 9:15 p.m. MDT June 7, 2018. The combination of weather and fuel conditions created the potential for significant fire intensity and growth.
A wildfire that prompted evacuations from about 1,300 homes in southwestern Colorado has grown to almost 14 square miles (35 square kilometers).
Elsewhere, the National Weather Service issued a dense smoke weather warning for Highway 550 corridor from Molas Pass through Durango and down to the New Mexico state line, as well as the Highway 160 corridor between Hesperus and Bayfield, extending east past Pagosa Springs.
Fire officials expect smoke will be heavy and low in the Animas Valley, and visibility will be restricted Monday morning.
Officials closed U.S. Highway 550 Friday afternoon due to fire activity.