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Investigation continues into cause of 416 Fire

Posted at 8:25 PM, Mar 20, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-20 22:25:40-04

LA PLATA COUNTY – The investigation into what sparked this summer’s 416 Fire in La Plata County is taking longer than expected.

The Forest Service said there are a couple of reasons for the delay.

One is the complexity and the other is the government shutdown.

The investigation was supposed to be released in late fall or early winter.

A lawsuit has been filed blaming the Durango and Silverton Narrow Guage Railroad for starting the fire. The railroad has denied liability.