Big rain allows Burro Fire teams to prepare for new week

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Big rain allows Burro Fire teams to prepare for new week

‘They are doing what firefighters do ... cleaning up gear and enjoying the break’
Members of the Pike Hotshots remove deadfall from the edge of a fire line.
The Burro Fire operations map for June 17. The hashed line represents the completed bulldozer line.
A log burns Sunday, June 17, in the Burro Fire east of Dolores.
A stump burns Sunday, June 17, in the Burro fire east of Dolores.
A burned area, seen through aspens, in the Bear Creek area on Sunday.
Red columbine Sunday in the Bear Creek area, where the Burro fire continues to burn
Smoke rises Sunday in the Bear Creek area, where the Burro fire burns.
A Pike Hotshot, from Colorado Springs, bucked a downed tree Friday on a Burro Fire containment line.
Information

Incident Management Team

Online: inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5834/


Facebook: facebook.com/416Fire


Twitter: twitter.com/inciweb


Phone: 1-844-651-2119


Email: 416Fire2018@gmail.com


U.S. Forest Service

Online: www.fs.usda.gov/main/sanjuan


Facebook: facebook.com/SanJuanNF/


Twitter: twitter.com/SanJuanNF


Phone: 970-247-4874


Air quality and advisories

Online: sjbpublichealth.org/


Facebook: facebook.com/sjbpublichealth


Twitter: twitter.com/SJBPublicHealth


Phone: 970-247-5702


Cortez Integrated HealthcareAxis Health is offering three free counseling visits for new patients.

Phone: 970-565-7946

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: 3,715 acres, with 12 percent containment as of Sunday (no new infrared mapping flight). The fire is expected to burn for weeks. Containment is projected for July 15.


What’s next: Create secure containment lines on the west and south sides of the fire to keep it from Colorado Highway 145 and the Haycamp Mesa and Transfer Park areas. A bulldozer has cleared a line along with hand crews and is preparing for back-burns. 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; Mancos State Park is partially closed; Lone Dome and Fish Creek state wildlife areas are closed.


Firefighters: Managed by a Type 1 crew in Dolores along with the larger 416 Fire north of Durango. A total of 175 personnel were fighting the fire at the scene and from the command center in Dolores, as of June 17.


Weather: Mostly clear, with highs Monday from 65-75, with lows 45-55. Southwest winds 6-12 mph, with gusts near 25 mph. Highs Tuesday of 72-82.


Cost: $1.3 million as of June 17.


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Big rain allows Burro Fire teams to prepare for new week

Members of the Pike Hotshots remove deadfall from the edge of a fire line.
The Burro Fire operations map for June 17. The hashed line represents the completed bulldozer line.
A log burns Sunday, June 17, in the Burro Fire east of Dolores.
A stump burns Sunday, June 17, in the Burro fire east of Dolores.
A burned area, seen through aspens, in the Bear Creek area on Sunday.
Red columbine Sunday in the Bear Creek area, where the Burro fire continues to burn
Smoke rises Sunday in the Bear Creek area, where the Burro fire burns.
A Pike Hotshot, from Colorado Springs, bucked a downed tree Friday on a Burro Fire containment line.
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