By Steve Dellar  |  06-11-2018   News
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Some 2,000 residents received mandatory evacuations as a growing wildfire burning in southwestern Colorado showed no sign of abating.

Residents of 675 homes were ordered to evacuate as the fire burning just north of Durango had doubled in size overnight to 26 square miles. Deputies went door to door in Durango asking locals to evacuate.

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Furthermore, the National Weather Service continues to issue red flag warnings for the state as dry weather continues. The danger of fire due to strong winds and low humidity will remain for the first few days of the week.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">A wildfire that has forced the evacuation of hundreds of homes in southwestern Colorado has nearly doubled in size in hot, dry and windy weather <a href="https://t.co/VSTvOKbZKF">https://t.co/VSTvOKbZKF</a> <a href="https://t.co/HnqUuhpzXd">pic.twitter.com/HnqUuhpzXd</a></p>&mdash; Bloomberg (@business) <a href="https://twitter.com/business/status/1005891326997684225?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">June 10, 2018</a></blockquote>

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The Four Corners area where Arizona, New Mexico, Utah and Colorado meet have seen temperatures of some 80 degrees in the past few days and weeks, combined with severe drought.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">A <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/wildfire?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#wildfire</a> in southwestern <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Colorado?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Colorado</a> has nearly doubled in size, forcing hundreds of evacuations. Video shows a massive smoke stack from the blaze rising behind an elementary school. <a href="https://t.co/HRUEm6hrQu">https://t.co/HRUEm6hrQu</a> *via <a href="https://twitter.com/ABC?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@ABC</a> <a href="https://t.co/RSKf2KQKVu">pic.twitter.com/RSKf2KQKVu</a></p>&mdash; Real News Line (@RealNewsLine) <a href="https://twitter.com/RealNewsLine/status/1005865944697196544?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">June 10, 2018</a></blockquote>

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Local resident Mr. Cres Fleming explained: “It was moving incredibly fast.”

“I fired a stream of water and dragged a hose up the hill, which is hard for me because I’m not exactly young anymore.”

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Crews across Colorado are battling a number of wildfires including the <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/BoccoFire?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#BoccoFire</a> near Gypsum, CO. <br><br>Via <a href="https://twitter.com/EagleCountySO?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@EagleCountySO</a>. <a href="https://t.co/FEVDzAIPXh">pic.twitter.com/FEVDzAIPXh</a></p>&mdash; WeatherNation (@WeatherNation) <a href="https://twitter.com/WeatherNation/status/1005758566303612929?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">June 10, 2018</a></blockquote>

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“I’m a real supporter of the train. It pains me deeply to have this happen because I know it is going to hurt the railroad a lot. But I’m giving it to you like it is. I don’t want to shade anything, just state what I remember.”

Source:

https://twitter.com/shopexone/status/1006095830439333888

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i feel bad for all the animals who can't escape.

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