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 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.
|Current as of|
|Date of Origin||Friday June 08th, 2018 approx. 03:45 PM|
|Location||Approximately 14 miles south of Rico.|
|Incident Commander||John Norton-Jensen, IMT3|
|Coordinates||37.513 latitude, -108.111 longitude|
|Percent of Perimeter Contained||40%|
|Estimated Containment Date||Wednesday August 01st, 2018 approx. 06:00 PM|
Timber (litter and understory)
Timber (grass and understory)
Mixed conifer heavv dead/down
Isolated uphill topographic movement and continued low-intensity burnout of interior fuels.
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.
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.
Drying trend continued today with Red Flag conditions.