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 San Juan National Forest plans to implement a forest-wide closure on Tuesday because of dangerous fire conditions.

416 Fire Facebook Page

The 416 fire north of Durango grew to more than 7,000 acres Thursday, but part of that growth was from deliberate burnout operations on the fire’s south and north ends.

Fire officials’ campaign to discourage people from flying drones over the 416 fire burning north of Durango appears to be working.

Eric Bader / 416 Fire Facebook Page

The 416 Fire north of Durango is more than 4,000 acres in size and is still just 10 percent contained.