The Vallecito Fire continued to push back toward the reservoir just northeast of Durango today.
It is now a major threat to homes in the Lakeview Estates subdivision.
The fire, now at 200-250 acres, has now forced authorities to put about 20 homes on pre-evacuation notice. These homes are located in the Lake Vista subdivision.
Resources from around La Plata County are responding to the area for the protection of these homes, and a community meeting was scheduled for 7pm Wednesday evening.
A bulldozer working on the fire line had to be pulled back and crews were hampered from fighting the flames from the air due to gusty winds.
In fact, a release from the Durango Interagency Fire Dispatch says direct attack of the flames from the air and from the ground was not possible Wednesday because of the conditions.
Meanwhile, a separate fire six miles southeast of Mancos is threatening an area called East Canyon.
That fire is in the area of the Weber Fire which took place this summer. The fire was just reported around 4pm Wednesday and has already grown to over 100 acres.
The fire stared on private land and has spread to BLM land.
This fire is also threatening house in the area, and has forced the evacuation of 30-40 homes.
The interagency fire dispatch says yet another, smaller fire, is burning in the South Hope Creek drainage. That's about 10 miles northwest of Hermosa in the San Juan National Forest.