DURANGO, Colo. — Heavy rain falling over the 416 Fire burn scare in southwestern Colorado caused flooding and mudslides.
A mudslide closed U.S. Highway 550 for several hours Tuesday. The highway partially reopened later in the evening.
As a precaution, campers at the KOA campground on La Plata County Road 250 north of Hermosa were evacuated to the nearby fairgrounds.
No injuries were reported.
KOA campground on CR 250 north of Hermosa evacuated this evening due to mudslides. Evacuated campers can go to @LaPlataCountyCO fairgrounds
— La Plata County, CO (@LaPlataCountyCO) July 18, 2018
The 416 Fire started over a month ago near Durango and is no longer considered a threat.
The blaze charred more than 54,000 acres of wilderness and forced the evacuation of over 2,000 homes.