Burro Fire

Assessment of Burro Fire Soil Released

Aug 3, 2018
San Juan National Forest

The Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER) team finished a study on the severity of soil burned by the Burro Fire, just under two months after it started 14 miles south of Rico.

Burro Fire Nears 100 Percent Containment

Jul 16, 2018
InciWeb

The Burro Fire reached 95 percent containment after recent rainfall and increased humidity benefited firefighting efforts. 

Daniel Rayzel

Several days of showers and thunderstorms have brought some relief to firefighting efforts at the Burro and 416 wildfires — and a risk for flash floods from erosion. 

Emily Rice / The Journal

Only Mother Nature can extinguish the Burro Fire east of Dolores. That was the message given by fire officials at a public meeting Thursday night in the town’s community center.

US Forest Service

The US Forest Service began the first-ever closure of the San Juan National Forest on Tuesday. According to a Forest Service statement, the decision is based on exteme wildfire danger.

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