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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 19

Burro Fire Wildfire
News – 6/19/2018

Current Situation:

Our second sunny day continues the drying trend over the Burro Fire area. Smoke will become

more visible as fuels smolder in the previously burned areas and flames may begin to reappear.

Fire activity tends to increase soonest in those areas that receive direct sunlight, such as ridge tops.

The dirt roads in the fire area dried out enough so heavy equipment was able to resume improving control lines and removing hazardous fuels along the completed dozer line. Hand crews continued constructing indirect fireline on the south side of the fire.

(Indirect means the line is not along the fires edge).

Weather: Forecasts indicate that temperatures will continue to rise during the week with relative humidity values moving into the lower teens by Thursday. Isolated afternoon and evening thunderstorms may return on Thursday. Highs Tuesday will be 76-79 degrees.

Closures and Public Safety: US Highway 550 between Durango and Silverton opened Sunday at 8 A.M. Highway 145 to Rico and over Lizard Head Pass remains open. The Dolores/Norwood road is also open. Current road conditions can always be found at www.cotrip.org. The 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. Any changes to closures or fire restrictions will be shared on the fires Inciweb page and on the San Juan National Forest web page, as well as local government web pages.

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