Crews struggle to contain Burro Fire; CPW closes some areas

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Crews struggle to contain Burro Fire; CPW closes some areas

Fire jumps to 2,684 acres; Lone Dome and Fish Creek closed
The Burro Fire grew to about 1,000 acres by Sunday afternoon, then to 2,600 acres by Tuesday. It is burning in a remote area of the San Juan National Forest about 23 miles northeast of Dolores.
The Burro Fire is burning in the Bear Creek drainage of the San Juan National Forest 23 miles northeast of Dolores.
At a glance

The Burro Fire, named for a nearby mountain, started June 8 and burns 5 miles up the Bear Creek drainage east of Dolores.

Size of fire: 2,684 acres, with no containment as of Tuesday morning. It is expected to burn for weeks.


What’s next: Create containment lines on the west and south sides of the fire to keep it from the Haycamp and Transfer Park areas. A bulldozer crew worked Monday to clear a line along with hand crews.


Closures: The San Juan National Forest is closed to recreation, effective Tuesday.


Firefighters: Managed by a Type 1 crew in Dolores along with the larger 416 Fire north of Durango. About 168 personnel are battling the Burro Fire.


Weather: Highs in the mid-80s through Thursday. Chance of rain this weekend.


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Crews struggle to contain Burro Fire; CPW closes some areas

The Burro Fire grew to about 1,000 acres by Sunday afternoon, then to 2,600 acres by Tuesday. It is burning in a remote area of the San Juan National Forest about 23 miles northeast of Dolores.
The Burro Fire is burning in the Bear Creek drainage of the San Juan National Forest 23 miles northeast of Dolores.
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