Fire near Mancos uncontained, but no homes lost
By Summit Voice
SUMMIT COUNTY — The Weber Fire, burning in bone-dry southwest Colorado, grew to almost 8,000 acres by Sunday night, but at last reports, hadn’t burned any structures.
The fire is burning near the towns of Mancos and Cortez, west of Durango, Colorado.
With the federal fire information website InciWeb.org apparently experiencing some technical difficulties, residents of the area have created a Facebook page to post information on the fire, including links to local and regional media reports.
InciWeb finally posted a short update on the Weber Fire late Sunday evening, estimating the size of the fire at about 6,800 acres and at zero percent containment.
According to a late-breaking story from the Four Corners Free Press, the fire had reached 8,000 acres by late in the day. According to the story, the incident commander said the fire was still spreading rapidly in all directions. Read the full story here.
More information on the Weber Fire was also streaming from a variety of sources on Twitter at the #WeberFire hashtag.