Horses Displaced by Colorado Wildfire

The 416 wildfire began burning on June 1 in La Plata County. By June 8 the fire had torched more than 5,000 acres.
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At least 70 horses have been relocated due to a wildfire burning thousands of acres in Southwest Colorado.

The 416 wildfire began burning on June 1 in La Plata County, 10 miles north of Durango. By June 8 the fire had torched more than 5,000 acres and fire authorities had ordered more than 1,5000 residents to evacuate.

Angela Fountain, representative for the La Plata County Fairgrounds, more than 70 horses were also evacuated ahead of the flames.

“There are at least 70 that I personally know about that have been evacuated and are staying with (their owners’) friends,” she said. “There are also about 18 horses currently on the fairgrounds’ property

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Pat Raia is a veteran journalist who enjoys covering equine welfare, industry, and news. In her spare time, she enjoys riding her Tennessee Walking Horse, Sonny.

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