Crews abate Colorado fires

Posted at: 10/20/2012 5:55 PM
Updated at: 10/20/2012 10:28 PM
By: Staff

The Vallecito fire grew about 20 acres Saturday making it more than 220 acres.

Crews were out working on a line around the southern end of the fire, which should be finished Sunday afternoon.

Pre-evacuation orders are still in affect for 18 homes in the Lake Vista Estates area, and are expected to be lifted by 8:00 a.m. Sunday.

The cause of the fire is unknown.

The Goblin fire near Durango hasn't grown a lot in the past few days - it's sitting at around 700 acres.

There is some smoke coming from vegetation that's burning out.

Official said they believe the fire was caused by a spark from the Durango Silverton railroad last weekend.

The Little East Fire, which is burning near Mancos, Colorado, is fully contained.

That fire burned about 80 acres in La Plata county.

The two 20-man Navajo Scout firefighters are heading home to Arizona, while the Fort Lewis Mesa Fire Protection District firefighters will continue to monitor the area until it is completely extinguished.