Lawsuit filed by residents, businesses against train for 416 Fire

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Lawsuit filed by residents, businesses against train for 416 Fire

Civil case represents more than a half dozen plaintiffs
The 416 Fire burns June 4 west of U.S. Highway 550 near Tamarron and the Glacier Club.
Helicopters work the 416 Fire on June 9 on the east side of Hermosa Cliffs.
A Chinook helicopter looks to drop a load of water in front of flames June 7 near Hermosa while battling the 416 Fire. Residents and businesses have filed a lawsuit against the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad, accusing it of starting the fire.
An ambulance crew from the Upper Pine River Fire Protection District helped battle the 416 Fire. No homes were destroyed in the fire.
A Chinook helicopter drops a load of water in front of flames June 7 near Hermosa while battling the 416 Fire.
A hand crew makes its way to the 416 Fire on June 4 along U.S. Highway 550, which was closed for multiple days because of the fire.
Drivers wait in line at a road block near County Road 250 and U.S. Highway 550 during the 416 Fire.
An air tanker unloads retardant June 1, the first day of the 416 Fire north of Durango.
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Attorney Bill Rossick of William G Rossick LLLP will hold a “town hall” meeting from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Holiday Inn Durango to discuss the cause of the 416 Fire, approved Small Business Association loans, options for joining the lawsuit against the railway operators, issues with insurance and other legal questions.
Attorneys for the plaintiffs in a lawsuit against the Railroad will hold a meeting at 7 p.m. Monday and Tuesday at the Durango Arts Center about how they’re helping those affected by the fire.

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Lawsuit filed by residents, businesses against train for 416 Fire

The 416 Fire burns June 4 west of U.S. Highway 550 near Tamarron and the Glacier Club.
Helicopters work the 416 Fire on June 9 on the east side of Hermosa Cliffs.
A Chinook helicopter looks to drop a load of water in front of flames June 7 near Hermosa while battling the 416 Fire. Residents and businesses have filed a lawsuit against the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad, accusing it of starting the fire.
An ambulance crew from the Upper Pine River Fire Protection District helped battle the 416 Fire. No homes were destroyed in the fire.
A Chinook helicopter drops a load of water in front of flames June 7 near Hermosa while battling the 416 Fire.
A hand crew makes its way to the 416 Fire on June 4 along U.S. Highway 550, which was closed for multiple days because of the fire.
Drivers wait in line at a road block near County Road 250 and U.S. Highway 550 during the 416 Fire.
An air tanker unloads retardant June 1, the first day of the 416 Fire north of Durango.

Lawsuit filed by residents, businesses against train for 416 Fire

Fire retardant covers a chunk of coal along the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge tracks June 5 during the 416 Fire north of Durango.

Lawsuit filed by residents, businesses against train for 416 Fire

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Lawsuit filed by residents, businesses against train for 416 Fire

Crest Fleming, who lives in the Irongate subdivision next to the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad tracks, said he has no doubts the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad started the 416 Fire.
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