East Canyon Wildfire Scorches 2,700 Acres in Southwestern Colorado

Firefighters in southwestern Colorado battled the growing East Canyon wildfire throughout Tuesday, June 16, as it burned more than 2,700 acres of wilderness, reports said.

This video shows the aftermath of the fire near the town of Mancos.

The fire was only five percent contained as of Tuesday night, according to local reports. Areas of La Plata County were under evacuation orders but no structures were damaged as a result of the flames as of Wednesday afternoon, local media reported.

According to the Durango Herald, “Fires are breaking out across Southwest Colorado at an alarming rate, with several active firefighting efforts, including the East Canyon Fire and the Loading Pen Fire north of Dolores.” Credit: @drraven via Storyful