416 Fire Info
The 416 Fire started at about 10:00 on June 1, 2018, approximately 10 miles north of Durango, CO. The fire is burning on the west side of State Highway 550 on some private land and on the San Juan National Forest. The fire is burning in grass, brush, and timber. The local Type 3 organization assisted with the management of the fire until Sunday at 0600 and the Rocky Mountain Incident Management Blue Team began managing the fire. Fire behavior has been moderate, and on the east side of the fire it is backing down to 550 Highway. The south and west sides of the fire are the Hermosa Watershed and the fire is moving slowly into the watershed. The terrain is rough and inaccessible in many areas.
At this time the Purgatory Community has been evacuated, the Metro District is continuing to supply water for fire fighting efforts and is monitoring the situation daily. The incident command team has assembled a local stakeholders group and the Metro District is an active member of this group. Part of the stakeholder process is putting all of the local infrastructure utilites in contact with one another to insure that all critical systems are up and running. If you have any questions or concerns please contact Eric Hassel at 970-799-6383.
Water is a Precious Resource
As we are experiencing a drier than usual winter as you visit the Purgatory Community Please Keep Water Conservation in mind and reduce consumption as much as possible.
A faucet with a slow leak (100 drops a minute) will waste 350 gallons of water in one month, a fast stream such as a running toilet can waste up to 46oo gallons in a month.
Some ways you can help to conserve water.
Turn off the Faucet while brushing teeth and shaving
Not using the Toilet as a trash receptacle
Be sure to turn off faucets completely
Report any leaking water fixtures
From the Waste Water Plant
Flushable wipes can cause problems in the sewer collection system, including clogs and backups, they are also damaging to pumps and equipment. Please DO NOT Flush any wipes, weather they say flushable or not, they are not flushable, wipes do not agree with the sewer system! Wet Wipes Wrecking the Worlds Sewers!