Despite rain, Montezuma County keeps fire ban; two fires erupt

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Despite rain, Montezuma County keeps fire ban; two fires erupt

Some parts of county too dry, officials say
The Plateau Fire north of McPhee Reservoir has burned 5-10 acres and was started by lightning several days ago.
A firefighter back-burns an area of the San Juan National Forest at the edge of the Burro Fire, burning east of Dolores in June.
The monsoon is bringing moisture into the Four Corners from the Gulf of Mexico. Durango has a 30 to 40 percent of rain Saturday and a 20 to 30 percent chance Sunday.
A brush fire near Towaoc in April, just before the county issued its fire ban.

Despite rain, Montezuma County keeps fire ban; two fires erupt

The Plateau Fire north of McPhee Reservoir has burned 5-10 acres and was started by lightning several days ago.
A firefighter back-burns an area of the San Juan National Forest at the edge of the Burro Fire, burning east of Dolores in June.
The monsoon is bringing moisture into the Four Corners from the Gulf of Mexico. Durango has a 30 to 40 percent of rain Saturday and a 20 to 30 percent chance Sunday.
A brush fire near Towaoc in April, just before the county issued its fire ban.