Alex Semadeni

Position: Herald Staff Writer

State and federal elected officials to visit Durango on Friday

11:55 a.m. Gov. John Hickenlooper, Sens. Michael Bennet and Cory Gardner, and Rep. Scott Tipton will visit the Durango area on Friday to meet with fire officials coordinating firefighting efforts...

DATE: June 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

416 Fire nearly doubles in size; 675 more residences ordered to evacuate

Severe weather behavior caused the 416 Fire to double in size Saturday. The fire is now 16,766 acres, and remains at 10 percent containment, according to fire officials. An evacuation order was...

DATE: June 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Firefighters slow 416 Fire’s advance on Hermosa homes

The 416 Fire reached 8,691 acres on Saturday, up 1,511 acres from Friday. No structures have been lost, and it remained at 10 percent containment. All evacuations and pre-evacuations remain in...

DATE: June 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Evacuations ordered for 304 homes in Electra Lake area

An evacuation order was issued Friday morning for 304 homes on the east and west sides of U.S. Highway 550 from Electra Lake Drive north to Hermosa Cliffs Road and the north end of Two Dogs Trail...

DATE: June 8, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Hermosa residents watch, prepare for 416 Fire

HERMOSA – As the 416 Fire moves into the Hermosa Creek Drainage, residents have grown concerned that they may be in danger and are taking it upon themselves to help protect their homes. Since the...

DATE: June 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

416 Fire grows another 1,000 acres, remains 10 percent contained

11:40 a.m. A community meeting that was scheduled for 6 p.m. Wednesday at Silverton Town Hall has been moved to Silverton School Gym on 12th and Reese St. Update from Wednesday morning High...

DATE: June 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Crews expect another dry, hot day on 416 Fire

Firefighters battled warm and dry weather conditions Monday as the 416 fire grew to 2,933 acres by late Monday. The fire, which remains at 10 percent containment, was active until about 2 a.m....

DATE: June 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

416 Fire crews struggle to contain blaze; evacuations grow

Steep and rugged terrain made building containment lines difficult for crews fighting the 416 Fire 10 miles north of Durango on Sunday. And though rain was a welcome sight this weekend, it had no...

DATE: June 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

On Day 3, evacuated residents wait and wonder

Suzanne Harrison was riding her bike in the Bakers Bridge area Friday morning when she noticed smoke near her home. She pedaled home as fast as she could, but by the time she got there, the...

DATE: June 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Update: Additional homes placed on pre-evacuation notice

The latest from the fire: 6:15 p.m. More homes were placed on pre-evacuation Sunday north of Hermosa despite favorable weather conditions, including an afternoon rain shower on the 2,255-acre blaze...

DATE: June 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Firefighters gain ground on 416 Fire

Federal firefighters put on an air show Saturday, using helicopters and air tankers to keep the 416 Fire from crossing U.S. Highway 550 north of Durango and achieving 10 percent containment on the...

DATE: June 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

416 Fire is about 2,000 acres in size, 10 percent contained

The latest on the 416 Fire: 6:35 p.m. The fire was 1,974 acres in size and 10 percent contained, according to a news release issued by La Plata County government. “Wind and weather conditions on...

DATE: June 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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