So. Colo. residents standby to pack up as fire grows

Posted at: 10/19/2012 7:36 PM
By: Staff

Some people are still on standby to evacuate their homes because of a fire burning northeast of Durango.

The Vallecito fire has burned about 200 acres, and just five percent is contained.

Eighteen homes in the Lake Vista Estates area remain under pre-evacuation orders.

Two air tankers and two helicopters are currently helping in the fire fight.

Some crews fighting that fire have been moved to battle the Little East fire near Mancos, Colorado.

That fire has burned around 80 acres in La Plata county.

Rugged terrain is making it difficult for crews to make containment lines.

Helicopters have also been brought in to attack the flames from the air.