Further north, the Buffalo wildfire that broke out Tuesday has already caused residents of 1,400 homes to evacuate in Colorado's Summit County, according to CNN.
At least six wildfires are burning in the state of Colorado this week, bolstered by hot, dry winds and no rain in the forecast.
The fire has been raging for almost two weeks, but not a single home has been lost and no injuries have been reported.
A satellite image shows the 416 Wildfire burning west of Highway 550 and northwest of Hermosa, Colorado, U.S., June 10, 2018.
Berino says "some type of human element is probably likely" as a cause, although he asked residents not to speculate.
A handful of other wildfires, including the 95-percent-contained Ute Park Fire in New Mexico, continue to burn in the Four Corners region.
Residents of almost 860 homes were ordered to flee on Sunday, bringing to about 2,000 the number of dwellings placed under evacuation, said spokeswoman Megan Graham for La Plata County, Colorado.
Summit County is now under Stage 1 Fire Restrictions and animal control reminds the public to keep pets from eating vegetation covered in fire retardant.
"Residents of over 2,000 homes have been ordered to evacuate because of a fire that started in the forest north of Durango, which doubled in size to about 25 square miles over the weekend".
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Officials placed the Mesa Cortina and Wildernest neighborhoods under the mandatory evacuation Tuesday, KUSA-TV reported.
More than 500 evacuation notices previously handed to residents and businesses in the area have been lifted as firefighters continue to tackle the blaze.
The fire is burning in lodgepole pine and in an area of the forest that sustained heavy beetle kill in recent years.
San Juan National Forest Supervisor, Kara Chadwick, wants concerned citizens to know that instituting a forest closure is an extremely hard decision, and she is aware that the closure will affect a great many people, businesses, partner agencies, forest management activities, and the public.
The so-called Badger Creek Fire began Sunday and had grown to about 11 square miles by Thursday morning.
The Buffalo Fire quickly spread after it ignited on Tuesday, but was stopped from destroying homes by the fast work of pilots above dropping water and fire retardant.