KUSA — KUSA – Crews across the state are continuing to battle wildfires that broke out earlier this weekend – and they’re hoping that Sunday’s forecasted storms will help their cause.
What’s been dubbed the ‘MM46 Fire’ has burned about 170 acres since it broke out Friday night on westbound Interstate 70 in DeBeque Canyon.
As of Sunday, the blaze was 90 percent contained.
It prompted crews to evacuate the Island Acres Campground in the James M. Robb Colorado River State Park, as well as to close a stretch of I-70.
In La Plata County, firefighters had success knocking down the 358 Fire overnight.
This fire broke out on Friday afternoon northeast of Durango. The Durango Herald reports that it was sparked by someone shooting a gun at a private range nearby.
As of Sunday afternoon, all evacuation and pre-evacuation orders that were issued earlier this weekend had been lifted.
The fire has grown to around 50 acres and is 95 percent contained, the La Plata County Sheriff’s Office said.
Park Creek Fire
There has been little change with the Park Creek Fire in southwest Colorado since Saturday.
The U.S. Forest Service says the blaze is holding at 60 acres with 25 percent containment.
The cause remains under investigation, though the USFS said the fire is fueled by spruce-fir forest and grass.
The following roads and areas are impacted:
• Forest Service Road 380 from U.S. Highway 160 to its junction with Forest Service Road 390
• Forest Service Road 360 from lower Beaver Creek Campground to gave near south end of Beaver Creek
• Reservoir (Cross Creek Road open)
• Forest Service Trail 842 (Tewksberry Trail)