More than 1,800 homes evacuated in southwest Colorado fire

More than 1,800 homes have been evacuated because of the fire in southwestern Colorado. That's according to local officials

The fire was reported June 1 and is located about 10 miles north of Durango in southwestern Colorado. As of Saturday morning, it had burned more than 8,600 acres and was 10 percent contained. 

Almost 700 firefighters have been assigned to battle the fire.

And it doesn't look like the fire's going to slow down any time soon. The Rocky Mountain Incident Management Team said weather conditions are expected to be more severe Sunday.

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Flames rise from the 416 Fire near Durango, Colorado, U.S. in this June 5, 2018 handout photo obtained by Reuters June 6, 2018. La Plata County/Handout via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY.
A helicopter drops water on the 416 Fire near Durango, Colorado, U.S. in this June 4, 2018 handout photo obtained by Reuters June 5, 2018. La Plata County/Handout via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. THIS PICTURE WAS PROCESSED BY REUTERS TO ENHANCE QUALITY. AN UNPROCESSED VERSION WILL BE PROVIDED SEPARATELY.
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A helicopter drops water on the 416 Fire near Durango, Colorado, U.S. in this June 4, 2018 handout photo obtained by Reuters June 5, 2018. La Plata County/Handout via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY.
Smoke and flames rage on a mountain on Highway 149 along the Silver Thread Scenic Byway near Creede, Colorado June 24, 2013. A trio of wind driven wildfires roared across 76,000 acres of national forest in southwest Colorado as firefighters held the line against flames threatening the mountain town of South Fork. REUTERS/John McEvoy (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENVIRONMENT DISASTER)
Smoke from the Papoose fire is seen from Highway 149 along the Silver Thread Scenic Byway near Creede, Colorado June 24, 2013. A trio of wind driven wildfires roared across 76,000 acres of national forest in southwest Colorado as firefighters held the line against flames threatening the mountain town of South Fork. REUTERS/John McEvoy (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENVIRONMENT DISASTER)
A combination of photos show (clockwise from top L) the remains of a burned-out house, a view of the old foundation which has been removed and the hole filled in for a house, beginnings of a foundation for a house, and rebuilt homes and vacant lots on Courtney Drive in Colorado Springs July 29, 2012, November 15, 2012, February 21, 2013, and June 26, 2013. The Waldo Canyon fire on June 26, 2012 destroyed 346 homes. Pictures taken July 29, 2012, November 15, 2012, February 21, 2013, and June 26, 2013. REUTERS/Rick Wilking (UNITED STATES - Tags: ANNIVERSARY BUSINESS CONSTRUCTION DISASTER SOCIETY)
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The National Weather Service has issued a red flag warning for much of Colorado, saying low humidity and high winds can dry out vegetation and make dangerous fire behavior possible. It said, "Rapid growth and spread of fires can be anticipated under these conditions."

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