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San Juan National Forest Closure Info, Burro and 416 Fire Updates (June 11th, 2:00pm)

US Forest Service
A map of the Burro Fire from Sunday at approximately 2:30pm. As of Monday morning the Burro Fire was at 1,500 acres.

The San Juan National Forest plans to implement a forest-wide closure on Tuesday because of dangerous fire conditions. The 416 Fire north of Durango was at more than 22,000 acres and the nearby Burro Fire was at more than 1,500 acres as of Monday morning. The closure will prohibit entry into the national forest and means that campgrounds, day use areas, roads, and trails will be closed, and that hiking, camping, and other recreational activities are prohibited. The McPhee boat ramp and marina will likely remain open but no shoreline use will be allowed.

Gail Binkly is a career journalist who has worked for the Colorado Springs Gazette and Cortez Journal, and was the editor of the Four Corners Free Press, based in Cortez.
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