Cost of Lightner Creek Fire near Durango totals $2M

Lightner Creek Fire
Lightner Creek Fire

DURANGO, Colo. (KRQE) – Firefighting efforts to contain the Lightner Creek Fire in southern Colorado is expected to cost a couple million dollars.

The Lightner Creek Fire broke out last week west of Durango.

The 412 acre fire cost slightly more than $2 million. The tab will be picked up by the State of Colorado and the federal government, which have a cost sharing agreement.

All roads closed during the fire were also reopened Wednesday. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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