Firefighter city emerges in the Rockies to battle the Burro Fire

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Firefighter city emerges in the Rockies to battle the Burro Fire

In a meadow northeast of Transfer Campground, a firefighter city has emerged as a strategic base to battle the 3,700-acre Burro Fire in nearby Bear Creek canyon. A fire isn’t done until it’s cold.

Firefighter city emerges in the Rockies to battle the Burro Fire

Black Mountain Hotshot Skylr Penna works with the crew to clear brush in the path of the Burro Fire on June 18.
Members of the Black Mountain Hotshots, of Carson City, Nevada, work to clear underbrush from the path of the Burro Fire to slow its spread and intensity.
The Burro Fire spike camp early Monday morning after a daily briefing meeting and breakfast.
A burned area in the Bear Creek area on Monday.
Pike Hotshot Jamie Sauer after the Monday morning briefing.
Brian Duran, of Taos, New Mexico, listens to the morning briefing on Monday morning.
Lookout Josh Petrell, of the Black Mountain Hotshots, demonstrates how he determines humidity at 11,000 feet.
Black Mountain Hotshot Isaac Walden chats with Andy Lyon, a public information officer for the incident management team.
Black Mountain Hotshots work to clear underbrush from the path of the Burro Fire as lookout Josh Petrell from Lake Tahoe watches the horizon for any outbreak.
Crews working the Burro Fire gather for their morning meeting and briefing to receive daily assignments and information on the Burro Fire’s status.
Black Mountain Hotshot crews work to clear underbrush from the path of the Burro fire on June 18 to slow its spread and intensity.
The Black Mountain Hotshots take out trees along a firebreak near the Gold Run trail on June 18. The burn scar from the Burro Fire in Bear Creek Canyon can be seen in the background.
Heavy rains might have knocked the Burro Fire down, but smoke plumes visible from a lookout post on Monday indicate it wasn’t knocked out.
Black Mountain Hotshots work to clear underbrush from the path of the Burro Fire to slow its spread and intensity.
Members of the Pike Hotshots, of Monument, Colorado, at the spike camp breakfast above Bear Creek Canyon.
A skidder drags downed timber from a bulldozed fire line on Monday.
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