Wildfire burning on Ute Pass near Durango with evacuations underway

Evacuations are underway along the Ute Pass as a wildfire burns outside of Durango.

The Ute Pass fire has burned about 20 acres, and multiple firefighting agencies are responding to the fire, according to Durango Fire Rescue.

Fire Update. #UtePassFire is approximately 20 acres. Local, State, Federal resources on scene. Aircraft dropping water and retardant on the fire now. Ute Pass Road residents on evacuation notice. Ute Pass West – Pre-evacuations notice. pic.twitter.com/ruibtsIi38

— Durango Fire Rescue (@DurangoFire) May 14, 2022

The fire is burning in the Horse Gulch area northeast of Durango. About 100 firefighters are working on the fire, according to Durango officials.

Aircraft were dropping water and fire retardant on the fire on Friday evening. Residents in the Ute Pass West area are on pre-evacuation notice.

#UtePassFire – evacuation area map link. https://t.co/7OzNqRZYNF pic.twitter.com/192LnCPy4f

— Durango Fire Rescue (@DurangoFire) May 14, 2022

The cause of the fire is under investigation. There were no immediate reports of homes destroyed or people injured.

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