Rain gives Burro Fire crews chance to build ‘solid lines’

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Rain gives Burro Fire crews chance to build ‘solid lines’

‘Extended monsoons’ needed to put out fire, reopen forest

Rain gives Burro Fire crews chance to build ‘solid lines’

Dan Dallas, incident commander for the Burro Fire, explains the fire’s prospects before a crowd of about 130 concerned residents in Dolores Thursday.
Fire operations manager Jeff Thumm explains the strategy for containing the Burro Fire, which has burned in more than 3,400 acres of the Bear Creek area of the San Juan National Forest 14 miles south of Rico.
A resident expresses concerns about human behavior adding to the fire risk, including finding lit cigarettes on the ground at a fishing area up the Dolores Valley.
Montezuma County Sheriff Steve Nowlin reminds residents near the fire to work together, be calm, and be ready to evacuate if necessary due to the Burro Fire.
This X’s on this map show a bulldozed containment line on the northwest edge of the Burro Fire in the Bear Creek area.
The Pike Hotshots, from Colorado Springs, on Friday worked to cut down dead trees that might burn and weaken a fire line in the Burro Fire east of Dolores.
Pike Hotshots, from Colorado Springs, “snag” a forest road, cutting down dead trees that pose a threat to the fire line should the fire reach that far.
A Pike Hotshot, from Colorado Springs, bucked a downed tree Friday on a Burro Fire containment line.
A member of the Pike Hotshots, of Colorado Springs, Friday at the Burro Fire.
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