Burro Fire slows; Mancos State Park joins list of closures

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Burro Fire slows; Mancos State Park joins list of closures

Fire reaches 2,800 acres on Wednesday
The Burro Fire reached 3,400 acres by Thursday morning. It is burning in a remote area of the San Juan National Forest about 20 miles east of Dolores.
Parts of Mancos State Park are closed because of fire risk. The main campground and group picnic area will remain open. Anglers may launch boats or may fish from the dam along and south side of the reservoir.
U.S. Forest Service

San Juan National Forest closures.
U.S. Forest Service

A map showing hot spots in the Burro Fire bases on infrared imaging.
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: 3,400 acres, with no containment as of Thursday morning. It is expected to burn for weeks. Containment is projected for July 15.


What’s next: Create containment lines on the west and south sides of the fire to keep it from CO. 145 and the Haycamp and Transfer Park areas. A bulldozer crew is working to clear a line along with hand crews. Firefighters were scouting for containment opportunities along the north and west sides of the fire.


Closures: The San Juan National Forest is closed to recreation, effective Tuesday. Mancos State Park is partially closed.


Firefighters: Managed by a Type 1 crew in Dolores along with the larger 416 Fire north of Durango. More than 200 personnel are battling the Burro Fire.


Weather: Cloudy, 20 percent chance of rain on Thursday and Friday. Rain predicted for Saturday.


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Burro Fire slows; Mancos State Park joins list of closures

The Burro Fire reached 3,400 acres by Thursday morning. It is burning in a remote area of the San Juan National Forest about 20 miles east of Dolores.
Parts of Mancos State Park are closed because of fire risk. The main campground and group picnic area will remain open. Anglers may launch boats or may fish from the dam along and south side of the reservoir.
U.S. Forest Service

San Juan National Forest closures.
U.S. Forest Service

A map showing hot spots in the Burro Fire bases on infrared imaging.
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