Two wildfires north of Dolores grow; some roads closed

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Two wildfires north of Dolores grow; some roads closed

Plateau and West Guard fires cause closures on San Juan National Forest
The Plateau Fire is burning north of Dolores in a steep rugged canyon. Another fire, the West Guard Fire, is burning west of the Glade Guard Station. Both fires are less than 10 acres and were started by lightning, officials said. Full suppression is the strategy for both fires.
The national forest has closed ares south of Forest Service Road 514 bounded by Forest Road 523, as well as land east of Forest Road 523 to the top of the east rim of Plateau Creek and south of the rim above McPhee Reservoir. Also closed is the area in the Plateau Creek and Dry Canyon watersheds that include, being upon any portion of Forest Road 523, Forest Road 523A or Forest Road 247.

Forest Road 514 remains open. Access to the shore from McPhee Reservoir is banned at the closure area.

Two wildfires north of Dolores grow; some roads closed

The Plateau Fire is burning north of Dolores in a steep rugged canyon. Another fire, the West Guard Fire, is burning west of the Glade Guard Station. Both fires are less than 10 acres and were started by lightning, officials said. Full suppression is the strategy for both fires.
The national forest has closed ares south of Forest Service Road 514 bounded by Forest Road 523, as well as land east of Forest Road 523 to the top of the east rim of Plateau Creek and south of the rim above McPhee Reservoir. Also closed is the area in the Plateau Creek and Dry Canyon watersheds that include, being upon any portion of Forest Road 523, Forest Road 523A or Forest Road 247.

Forest Road 514 remains open. Access to the shore from McPhee Reservoir is banned at the closure area.
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