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Burro Fire

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

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Burro Fire Update for June 16

Burro Fire Wildfire
News – 6/16/2018

Current Situation:

What remains of Hurricane Bud will continue to bring cloudy skies and rain, with up to one inch of rain possible. The Burro Fire showed some growth yesterday due to high winds related to Hurricane Bud, and continues to creep within the valleys and ridges. Crews will continue to extend the dozer line North-West towards Hwy 145. The fire perimeter remains south and east of Hwy 145, and north of Forest Road 350.

Weather: Today brings increased rain chances and 90-100% cloud cover. A Flash Flood Watch remains in place from 9 am to Midnight. Rain amounts up to one inch will be possible across mountains with amounts up to one half inch in the valleys. Temperatures today are 62 - 67 F with an evening low of 50 - 54 F. Scattered showers will continue through Sunday afternoon. Monday will signal a return to warmer and drier conditions through the week.

Closures and Public Safety: Highway 145 to Rico and over Lizard Head Pass is open. The Dolores/Norwood road is also open. Up to date information on road closures can be found The entire San Juan National Forest remains closed but other nearby public lands, including Canyons of the Ancients National Monument and Mesa Verde National Park, remain open. McPhee Reservoir remains open for boating but no shoreline activity. Please contact your local US Forest Service office for information regarding private lands within the Forest boundary.

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