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Montezuma and Dolores
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Tue, August 14, 5:30pm – 6:30pm
Mancos Public Library
211 E 1st St. (map)


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Mon, September 10, 9am – 11am
Cattle Drive Coffee
Mancos,U.S. 160


Dolores Watershed and Resilient Forest
(DWaRF) Collaborative meeting

Wed, September 5, 1:30pm – 3:30pm
Dolores Water Conservancy District
60 Cactus St, Cortez (map)


Colorado Wildfire Conference
Sept.18 – 20, 2018
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Fire Council Mtg.
Tue, Sept. 25, 4:30pm – 7:00pm
San Juan Public Lands Center
15 Burnett Ct, Durango


Missionary Ridge Fire 2002Fire Mtigation work
Firewise Southwest Colorado at the Durango Farmer's Market

Burro Fire Updates

6/11/2018 7:55 am

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Burro Fire grows to over 1,000 acres, 0% contained

Durango, Colorado –

The Burro Fire, which was initially reported on the afternoon of June 8, has grown to over 1,000 acres and is 0% contained as of 6:00pm today.  The fire is located in the Dolores Ranger District of the San Juan National Forest approximately 14 miles south of Rico, CO.   There are approximately 130 personnel assigned to the fire, including 4 hand crews, 1 engine, 5 smoke jumpers, 1 ambulance and various overhead personnel.  The cause of this fire is under investigation.


The fire has been active today with torching and short crown runs.  This fire behavior, combined with Red Flag Warning weather conditions and steep, rugged terrain makes condition extremely hazardous to firefighters. Two bulldozers have been ordered and will be used to construct containment lines along the south and west sides of the fire.  Continued dry and warm weather is forecasted for the next several days.


The Type 1 Incident Management Team that is managing the nearby 416 Fire will assume command of the Burro Fire at 6:00am on Monday, June 11.  A base will be established in Dolores, CO, to provide logistical support to firefighters working the Burro Fire. 


Keep updated on this fire at https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5834/



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