Lightning causes two fires in Manzano Mountains

MANCOS, CO. (KRQE)- Fire crews in Colorado continue to battle a fire near Mancos, Colorado. The East Canyon fire is located on Bureau of Land Management and private lands in both Montezuma and La Plata Counties. It is also burning on the east side of Weber Canyon and the west side of Cherry Creek. The fire started on June 13.

Fire officials say areas north and south of U.S. Highway 160 from the top of Mancos Hill to the Target Tree Campground are under evacuation orders, effective immediately. Both sides of the highway from Target Tree Campground to Mile Marker 66 – approximately three miles east of the U.S. Highway 160/County Road 105 intersection – are under pre-evacuation notice and U.S. Highway 160 is closed in both directions between Hesperus and Mancos.

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