Burro Fire slows; Mancos State Park joins list of closures

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Burro Fire slows; Mancos State Park joins list of closures

Fire reaches 2,800 acres on Wednesday
The Burro Fire reached 2,829 acres by Wednesday morning. It is burning in a remote area of the San Juan National Forest about 23 miles east of Dolores.
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: 2,829 acres, with no containment as of Wednesday morning. It is expected to burn for weeks.



What's next: Create containment lines on the west and south sides of the fire to keep it from the Haycamp and Transfer Park areas. A bulldozer crew worked Tuesday to clear a line along with hand crews. Firefighters were scouting for containment opportunities along the north and west sides of the fire on Tuesday night.



Closures: The San Juan National Forest is closed to recreation, effective Tuesday. Mancos National Park is partially closed.



Firefighters: Managed by a Type 1 crew in Dolores along with the larger 416 Fire north of Durango. Just under 200 personnel are battling the Burro Fire.



Weather: Highs in the mid-70s through Thursday. Chance of rain and thunderstorms this weekend.



The Journal

Burro Fire slows; Mancos State Park joins list of closures

The Burro Fire reached 2,829 acres by Wednesday morning. It is burning in a remote area of the San Juan National Forest about 23 miles east of Dolores.
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