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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
Phone: 970-882-7296
Hours: 0800-1630 hours, weekdays

Highlighted Activity

07/08/2018 Burro Fire Update for July 8
This is the last daily update on the Burro Fire. This page will be updated only if conditions change. Current situation: The Burro Fire received more rain on the afternoon of July 7, which...
News - 07/08/2018
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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.

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
CauseUnknown
Date of OriginFriday June 08th, 2018 approx. 03:45 PM
LocationApproximately 14 miles south of Rico.
Incident CommanderDan Kaufengerg, ICT4
Incident DescriptionWildfire
Coordinates37.513 latitude, -108.111 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel2
Size4,593 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained95%
Estimated Containment DateWednesday August 01st, 2018 approx. 06:00 PM
Fuels Involved

Timber (Litter and Understory)

Timber (Grass and Understory)

Mixed conifer heavy dead/down all interior

Significant Events

Minimal

Smoldering

Outlook

Planned Actions

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.

Remarks

Operations normal. Warm, dry, unstable air mass predicted to move into the area this week.

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

Hot and dry unstable air mass predicted this week.