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Burro Fire burns 2,829 acres near Dolores, CO

DOLORES, Colo. (KRQE) - The Burro Fire has burned around 2,829 acres after starting Friday afternoon in the San Juan National Forest, about 23 miles east of Dolores, Colorado. 

U.S. 550 is closed Wednesday, June 13 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. to allow re-entry to evacuees. It will be reopened to escorted traffic from noon to 6 p.m. from mile marker 32 to 49.5. Closures can be viewed here.

The cause of the fire has yet to be determined. 

Forest officials say there are no private land or structures in the area. The fire is 2,829 acres in size and zero percent contained. 

With a total of 181 total personnel currently working on the situation, the Incident Information System projects Sunday, July 15 as the estimated containment date.

A type II incident command, smokejumpers, two helicopters, two engines and some handcrews are responding to the fire. 

The Burro Fire is burning about 13 miles away from the 416 Fire, which has burned over 20,000 acres and forced the evacuation of over 2,000 homes near Durango. 

The San Juan National Forest is implementing an immediate area closure prohibiting all public entry into the closure area of the forest. Campgrounds, trails and National Forest System roads will be closed.


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