Colorado wildfire doubles in size, hundreds more evacuations underway


(Reuters) – A Colorado wildfire nearly doubled in size from Saturday to Sunday and prompted hundreds more evacuations as dry and windy conditions were expected to persist, officials said.

The so-called 416 Fire in southwest Colorado had burned nearly 17,000 acres by Sunday morning, an area larger than Manhattan. The fire located north of Durango was 10 percent contained, the Rocky Mountain Incident Management Team said.

The fire had burned about 9,000 acres by early on Saturday, according to an aerial survey.

A mandatory evacuation order was issued on Sunday for approximately 675…



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