Wildfire at Ute Pass near Durango with evacuations underway

Evacuations are underway along Ute Pass as a wildfire burns outside of Durango.

The Ute Pass Fire has burned about 20 acres and multiple firefighting agencies are responding to the fire, according to Durango Fire Rescue.

Planes dropped water and fire retardant on the fire Friday night. Residents in the Ute Pass West area are on notice prior to evacuation.

The cause of the fire is still being investigated. There were no immediate reports of homes destroyed or people injured.

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