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Burro Fire

Unit Information

San Juan National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
15 Burnett Court
Durango, CO 81301

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Incident Contacts

Burro Fire Information
Email: 2018_cosjf_burro@firenet.gov
Phone: 970-715-1139
Hours: 0800-2000 hours

416 Fire Information
Email: 2018_cosjf_416@firenet.gov
Phone: 970-403-5326
Hours: 0800-2000 hours

Highlighted Activity

06/21/2018 San Juan National Forest Largely Reopened
Most of the San Juan National Forest has reopened although areas around the Burro and 416 Fires, including the Colorado Trail from Molas Pass to Junction Creek, remain closed. Please see the attached.
Announcement - 06/21/2018
People fishing and recreating in the Dolores River, in Dolores, CO.Image options: [ Full Size ]

The Burro Fire was detected on June 8, 2018 at 3:45 p.m. near the Gold Run Trail on the Dolores Ranger District of the San Juan National Forest. The fire has been burning in timber in very steep terrain on both sides of Bear Creek. Significant rain fell the night and morning of June 16-17 but hot spots still remain that could flare up as things continue to dry out again. Crews are working the fire in full suppression strategy with hand crews and engines.

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
CauseUnder Investigation
Date of OriginFriday June 08th, 2018 approx. 03:45 PM
LocationApproximately 14 miles south of Rico.
Incident CommanderJohn Norton-Jensen, IMT3
Incident DescriptionWildfire
Coordinates37.513 latitude, -108.111 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel67
Size3,771 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained40%
Estimated Containment DateWednesday August 01st, 2018 approx. 06:00 PM
Fuels Involved

Timber (litter and understory)

Timber (grass and understory)

Mixed conifer heavv dead/down

Significant Events

Minimal

Backing

Smoldering

Creeping

Narrative:

Isolated uphill topographic movement and continued low-intensity burnout of interior fuels.

Outlook

Planned Actions

Feller-bunchers, skidders and chipper reinforcing control lines and removing hazardous fuels along completed dozer line in Div J. Continue indirect line improvement in Div N. Div R will remain un-staffed.

Projected Incident Activity

12 hours: Limited fire spread on the northeast, west-central and northwest fire edges. Drying trend will likely result in continued isolated active interior fire behavior.

24 hours: Drying trend could result in isolated active fire behavior and limited fire spread on the northeast, west-central and northwest fire edges. Occasional low-intensity burnout of interior fuels expected to continue.

48 hours: Isolated active fire behavior and limited fire spread on the northeast, west-central and northwest fire edges. Continued low-intensity burnout of isolated interior fuels.

72 hours: Isolated active fire behavior and limited fire spread on the northeast, west-central and northwest fire edges. Continued low-intensity burnout of isolated interior fuels.

Anticipated after 72 hours: Continued low-intensity burnout of isolated interior fuels.

Remarks

Current perimeter and containment estimate based on NIROPS which indicated slight increased growth and several areas of heat along control lines. Feller-bunchers, skidders and chipper removing hazardous fuels and reinforcing the completed indirect lines in Div J (west side of fire) and Div N. Block 8a containment reduction based on better assessment of cold black line and where unlined hot spots are located.

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

Drying trend continued today with Red Flag conditions.