MONTEZUMA COUNTY, Colo. (KRDO) -- Firefighters from Colorado Springs are headed to southwestern Colorado to fight a growing wildfire west of Durango. The East Canyon Fire has grown to 2,568 acres as of Wednesday afternoon and is 1% contained.
In a tweet Wednesday, the Colorado Springs Professional Firefighters Association said crews had left Wednesday morning to fight the fire. Crews from both Colorado Springs Fire Department and Cimarron Hills Fire Department will be gone for up to two weeks, said the association.
While many were cozy in their beds, your #ColoradoSprings Firefighters were loading up in Wildland 4 and Utility 9 to head out to the #EastCanyonFire near Durango, CO. They teamed up with @CimHillsFD and will be gone for up to 2 weeks. Do good work! #IAFFLocal5 📸: @CSFDPIO pic.twitter.com/sGBGU4UsHc— Colorado Springs Firefighters (@local5iaff) June 17, 2020