San Juan National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
15 Burnett Court
Durango, CO 81301
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 began burning in timber in very steep terrain on both sides of Bear Creek. During the first week of July, cool temperatures and increased humidity significantly reduced fire behavior. On July 5, the fire received its first rain, and rainfall increased over the following days. Some embers will continue to smolder under heavy dead fuels, but fire behavior has been reduced to minimal levels. Firefighters will continue to closely monitor conditions in the fire area.
|Current as of|
|Date of Origin||Friday June 08th, 2018 approx. 03:45 PM|
|Location||Approximately 14 miles south of Rico.|
|Incident Commander||Dan Kaufengerg, ICT4|
|Coordinates||37.513 latitude, -108.111 longitude|
|Percent of Perimeter Contained||95%|
|Estimated Containment Date||Wednesday August 01st, 2018 approx. 06:00 PM|
Timber (Litter and Understory)
Timber (Grass and Understory)
Mixed conifer heavy dead/down all interior
Continue suppression repair as weather conditions permit.
|Projected Incident Activity|
12 hours: Fire activity is minimal. No movement of fire perimeter.
24 hours: Fire activity is minimal. No movement of fire perimeter.
48 hours: Fire activity is minimal. No movement of fire perimeter.
72 hours: Fire activity is minimal. No movement of fire perimeter.
Anticipated after 72 hours: Fire activity is minimal. No movement of fire perimeter.
Operations normal. Warm, dry, unstable air mass predicted to move into the area this week.
Hot and dry unstable air mass predicted this week.