Burro Fire grows northwest toward Colorado Highway 145

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Burro Fire grows northwest toward Colorado Highway 145

Less than 2 miles separate Burro and 416 wildfires
An aerial photo of smoke from two wildfires burning in the San Juan National Forest taken June 29. The Burro Fire is in the foreground and the larger 416 Fire looms in the background.
The smoke plumes from the 416 Fire north of Durango, left, and the Burro Fire east of Dolores, right.
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Trees erupt into flames near a bulldozed containment line June 27 on the Burro Fire.
A firefighter back-burns an area of the San Juan National Forest at the edge of the Burro Fire, burning east of Dolores.
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Member of the Unaweep Fire Module fly a unmanned aerial aircraft to gather information on the Burro Fire.
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A chipper is used along the Burro Fire containment line to remove fuels away from the incoming fire.
The 416 Fire as seen Saturday from La Plata Canyon.
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The Dolores River remains open for recreation, including fishing and swimming to escape the heat.

Burro Fire grows northwest toward Colorado Highway 145

An aerial photo of smoke from two wildfires burning in the San Juan National Forest taken June 29. The Burro Fire is in the foreground and the larger 416 Fire looms in the background.
The smoke plumes from the 416 Fire north of Durango, left, and the Burro Fire east of Dolores, right.
Courtesy photo

Trees erupt into flames near a bulldozed containment line June 27 on the Burro Fire.
A firefighter back-burns an area of the San Juan National Forest at the edge of the Burro Fire, burning east of Dolores.
Courtesy Photo

Member of the Unaweep Fire Module fly a unmanned aerial aircraft to gather information on the Burro Fire.
Courtesy photo

A chipper is used along the Burro Fire containment line to remove fuels away from the incoming fire.
The 416 Fire as seen Saturday from La Plata Canyon.
Courtesy photo

The Dolores River remains open for recreation, including fishing and swimming to escape the heat.