Here we go again

 Well, we have our first potentially-big-but-hopefully turns-out-to-be-nothing fire of the season knocking at our door – the Perins Peak Fire.

The fire first broke out around 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, and quickly grew to more than 100 acres by the end of the day. Air tankers from across the region spent most of Tuesday afternoon and Wednesday morning circling the fire, dropping retardant to keep the blaze from town. Ground crews, too, are expected to start building fire lines Wednesday morning. A few subdivisions in the area, just west of downtown Durango, are on pre-evacuation notice.

But because the situation is changing by the hour, we won’t get into it too much more here. Instead, for up-to-the-minute news on the Perins Peak Fire, officials are pointing people toward the InciWeb page at: inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/8120/ 

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