Lightning sparks small fire in HD Mountains

Lightning late yesterday afternoon sparked a fire in Zabel Canyon in the HD Mountains, which is in the San Juan National Forest, Columbine Ranger District, said Pam Wilson, a fire information officer with the Durango Interagency Fire Dispatch Center.

There are reports of spotting a quarter mile in front of the fire, which was estimated between 5 and 10 acres at 6 p.m. Saturday.

One crew and engine, along with two single-engine air tankers, or SEATS, one helitanker and one heavy air tanker have been ordered to assist firefighters, Wilson said.

No structures are currently threatened.

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