DURANGO, Colo. – The Latest on wildfires burning in the U.S. West (all times local):
Authorities in a northern Nevada county are asking people to evacuate due to a growing wildfire.
A statement from Lyon County Manager Jeffery Page says 50 homes are in the area and numerous structures are under threat, though none have been lost. No injuries have been reported.
The fire grew to a little over 2 square miles (6 square kilometers) Sunday afternoon. It is burning in the area of Pinon and Upper Colony.
Page says 300 firefighters and three helicopters are fighting the fire.
The Lyon County Sheriff's Office is conducting the evacuation.
The statement does not say what caused the fire.
A welcome dose of rain has helped in the battle against a wildfire that has blackened more than 50 square miles (129 square kilometers) and forced hundreds of evacuations in southwest Colorado.
The Durango Herald reported Sunday that the remnants of Hurricane Bud slowed the growth of the 416 Fire, which is 25 percent contained. Butch Knowlton, director of La Plata County Emergency Management, says the storm that tracked through the Pacific provided the perfect amount of rain in Colorado, helping firefighters increase containment without causing flooding in the burn scar.
The fire started June 1 about 10 miles (16 kilometers) north of Durango and at one point forced the evacuation of 2,200 homes, none of which has burned.
Meanwhile, rain has helped keep in check a wildfire that has burned more than 30 square miles (78 square kilometers) in southern Wyoming
Information from: Durango Herald, http://www.durangoherald.com